B.C.'s Quest for Tires
|B.C.'s Quest for Tires|
B.C.'s Quest for Tires is a 1983 video game developed by Sydney Development and published by Sierra On-Line. It was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, ZX Spectrum, MSX, and Apple II, based on the comic strip B.C. by Johnny Hart. The name of the game is a play on the title of the contemporaneous film, Quest for Fire.
The player takes the role of the caveman Thor, who has to rescue his girlfriend, the Cute Chick, who has been kidnapped by a dinosaur. To do this, he must travel on his stone unicycle through several levels. Each level involves Thor moving from the left to the right, avoiding various dangers.
The game is an action game taking place on several consecutive levels. It was an early "forced runner", being released 26 years before Canabalt. The levels start out simple, with Thor having to jump over potholes or duck under tree branches. Later levels become more complex, for example Thor having to jump over turtles in a lake or be carried over a lava pit by a Dooky Bird. Other B.C. characters, such as the Fat Broad, also appear on some levels.
This game won numerous awards, including:
- Critic's Choice Awards - Best Game For Youngsters (awarded by Family Computing).
- Arkie Award - Most Humorous Video/Computer Game (awarded by Electronic Games).
- Colecovision Game of the Year - (awarded by Video Game Update).
- Best use of Graphics and Sound in a Video Game - (awarded by Billboard Magazine).
- B.C.'s Quest for Tires at MobyGames
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- Screenshots of the game
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