Games: BRIDGE RACER (1kb) by tomaes

March 15, 2013 in Basic, Coding, Games, RSP2012

screenshot-ingameThe third game for the Commodore 64 to enter the competition comes from the hand of tomaes.

Racer Bridge is a complete game written in under 20 lines of BASIC code, requiring less than 1KB of memory. It generates its own set of characters by modifying the  built in ROM charset.

The objective of the game is to go as far as possible, guiding your car across the road (using a joytick in port 2), dodging the holes in the ground and crossing the narrow bridges (in red).

To the right of the road, in orange is a damage counter, thies counter will increase each time your car hits a hole or gets out of the road. When it goes beyond 9 the game ends.

The best distance is saved to disk.


  • Name: BRIDGE RACER (1kb)
  • Author: tomaes
  • Platform: Commodore 64 (disco) + joystick
  • Description: A “fully featured” game in Commodore Basic v2, in less than 20 lines of code,  taking less than 1kb of Basic RAM.
  • Tools used: CBM Program Studio, VICE, DirMaster

The archive contains a disk image (D64) with the game and the information about the program in the file info.txt.