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Armored Patrol was one of the most popular TRS‑80 games, described by Owen Linzmayer in Creative Computing as “a classic in every sense of the word.” It was distributed by Adventure International and written by Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman, the first of their games for the TRS‑80. Unlike their other Adventure International games, Armored Patrol was never ported to any other computers.
Armored Patrol was based on the arcade game Battlezone, released by Atari in 1980.
Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman wrote some of the best games for the TRS‑80 Model I and III, including classics such as Sea Dragon and The Eliminator. When Wayne Westmoreland released all of their games to the public domain in 1995, TRS‑80 owners received an unexpected treat: Donkey Kong, a previously unreleased TRS‑80 game.
Donkey Kong was based on the Nintendo arcade game of the same name from 1981.
The Eliminator, distributed by Adventure International, was an adaptation of the arcade game Defender, released by Williams Electronics in 1980.
Sea Dragon, written by Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman, was one of the most popular games for the TRS‑80. It was released in 1982 by Adventure International, which also sold versions for other computers:
the Apple II version, written by John Anderson, was released in 1982.
the Atari 400/800 version, written by Russ Wetmore (Star Systems Software), was released in 1982.
the TRS‑80 Color Computer version, written by Jim Hurd (Coniah Software), was released in 1983.
The original version of Rear Guard was written by Neil Larimer for the Apple II.
Wayne Westmoreland and Terry Gilman wrote some excellent games for the TRS‑80 from 1981 to 1983, including Sea Dragon and Armored Patrol. In 1995, Wayne Westmoreland released all of those games into the public domain. You can download the disk of games here: AIGAMES.ZIP
Here is a description, written by Wayne Westmoreland in 1995, for each file on the disk.