NAME: X-Band Modem games (2 titles) AUTHOR/VENDOR: Catapult Entertainment RELEASED: 1995 TYPE: various LANGUAGE: English PREMISE: The X-Band was one of a handful of 2400 baud modems designed to let owners of various 16-bit consoles play over the phone. One of its "Easter eggs" was the inclusion of two small games that were accessed by a special sequence of gamepad button presses. These were generic to the modem and used its internal hardware, thereby allowing play across consoles. Blockade is a simplistic version of the old "don't cross your ever- growing tail/trail" premise, and Maze is exactly what it says - try to find your way out of the maze before the timer runs out. IMPRESSIONS: I'm told that many an X-Band user spent a lot of time playing these two games while trying to find opponents. Their simplicity was their appeal - they were right there, kept your attention for a bit, and could be killed almost instantly once an opponent had connected.
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