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Path Tactics

Path Tactics
Path Tactics

SystemCommodore 64
Floppy (5.25")1


Commodore 64

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Release Date: 1/1/1985
Manufacturer: MECC
Donated By: Grace & Dianna Hector in Memory of Ryan Andrew Hector
Path Tactics is a game designed to teach basic arithmetic skills. You may play against the computer or a friend. You specificy what skill you want to practice (addition, division, etc.). Each player selects one of seven robots to make his moves on the field of play.

The playing area is constructed of five girders with 20 spaces on each (100 total). On each turn, you are given two or three numbers with which you must form an expression (4 + 6) and then provide the answer. Depending upon the exercise, either the second number of the expression or the answer is the number of spaces that your robot advances.

Eight spaces on the girders are marked with an "X." If you land on one of these, you drop down a level. Also, if you land on your opponent, you send him back ten spaces. Hence, strategy is a factor as well as completing the problems correctly. If you miss a problem, you are told the correct answer, but you don't get to move.

The video is from the Apple II version.

User Comments
dasgold on Monday, July 11, 2011
I loved this game when I was a kid, it was one of the games we got to play after finishing our work in class and this was a real favourite, if I recall correctly the first robot was always my favourite.
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