Welcome to the Death Trap – on the TRS-80 Colour Computer 2
Our second outing on the good ol’ retro gaming circuit brings us one of my favourites, and remembering correctly, terrifying as a kid, game called Death Trap. This was released on the TRS-80 Colour Computer 2, or it’s nickname Coco 2. Developed by The Rugby Circle and is a bit different than your average tank game.
You are a Tank. You are in the middle of a gigantic maze. This maze is full of mines, hyperspace fields, mystery mines, using fuel and this bloody pulsating square that hunts you down. You can outrun this bloody pulsating square, but it can go through walls. Best to hyperspace to another part of the maze! The way to win the game is to collect 4 diamonds that are hidden in the maze. The worst way to die? Simply run out of fuel and wait for that bloody pulsating square to come get you! I would call the bloody pulsating square The Rover, like The Rover from that show The Prisoner. I’ll be seeing you! (Haven’t seen it, get into it!)
Click on the pictures below to see the marketing flyer and instructions for Death Trap.
Click on the map below to bring it up to full size. And tremble at it’s grand majestic flowing style. Enough to give one nightmares.
Now, we are not correctly setup as of yet to record some emulators, we will be shortly and Russ will be bringing his own style retro gaming to you. But at this stage, strap yourself in and have a watch with…………..
He is as Metro as he is Retro. He is as Retro as he is Metro, he is…………………….. Original Gamer Steve Strow. We will try and use good ol Original Gamer Steve Strow until we have done some of our recordings. But this guy is a legend. Get into it!
Is this game grrrrrrrreat?
Yes, it is great, brilliant, fun, scary, agitating and infuriating. I think when I first played this when I was 7 years old, possibly the first time I had ever done a rage quit. Which is quite silly for this time period as this game was, at the time I played it, had to be loaded from a cassette tape. You just wanted to finish it no matter how long it took. Never did, not sure if anybody else did, and if someone did finish it why are they not running the world? If you can work out how to get a CoCo emulator working, then this game should be on top of your list to play.