Granny's Garden and Pod on the BBC Micro

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Granny's Garden and Pod on the BBC Micro

Post by yethboth » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:28 am

Does anyone remember Granny's Garden and Pod on the BBC Micro?

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Post by Sureshot » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:17 am

I remember Pod, we used to play it with a concept keyboard at school. I didn't actually play Granny's Garden though.

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Post by broton » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:08 am

I remember Granny's Garden, my brother's teacher copied it for us. Although I never saw Pod running I remember reading about it in the Beeb mags.

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Post by pottyboy » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:20 am

Even though I started school in 1991 the school I went to still had BBC Micros!

Podd is an excellent program. Although I now consider it pointless, I still find it very amusing when playing it in the Model B emulator. The word I use the most is 'pop' because there's nothing like a bit of pre-school violence :D

As for Granny's Garden. That is such an excellent game, and I currently own the extremely rare (and yes it really is rare!) Spectrum +3 disk version. Even today it is a lot of fun, although getting past the dragons is quite tricky!

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Post by filecore » Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:49 pm

We used to play Grannys Garden at our infant school! Awesome. I remember getting pretty scared at points!

However, the favourite was 'Dinosaur Discovery', which was brilliant! I remember you had to find dinosaur eggs in a underground maze, and I remember one of the final parts was where you had to navigate a sea to get to an island.

We always died at this point. I only saw it completed once.

I'm gonna have to go hunting for the image to have another go :)

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Post by learnedrobb » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:08 pm

Now that brings back memories.

I remember playing Grannys Garden at primary school as psrt of the 'computer club'.

Never did complete the bugger.
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Post by The Master » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:10 pm

We were always bitterly disappointed that pod couldn't wank :(

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Post by Elspuddy » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:00 pm

i rember pod on the bbc, i rember this because my 4th year teacher (mr brown) took a deomplier/memory/hex dumper to it becasue no one could figure out what pod could do :P
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Post by djcarlos » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:38 am

Oh yes I remember them both well.....bloody dragons.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Thu May 10, 2007 1:46 pm

Granny's Garden!


That takes me back!

I thought I was the only one who remembered that game!

I loved it, esp. when the bee stung the Dog on his Bottom, I thought that was very funny!


Thanks for bringing back a nice memory!
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Post by pottyboy » Thu May 10, 2007 5:02 pm

And there's another one I remember, although I cannot find a disk image of it anywhere.

I used to play a game called Animal Rescue quite a lot at school. If I remember correctly it came on 2 disks and was split into 3 parts, with each following on from one another. The baddie was a troll who was terrorising the animal kingdom, and the aim of the game was to find his hideout and defeat him. You had to help a number of animals by solving puzzles in order to continue. My favourite puzzle has to be where you had to navigate a car around a small track - had lots of fun crashing into the walls! :)

It was a superb game. At the time I considered it to be the best game in the world! :D

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