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TRS-80 game "AIR RAID", clone of Sol-20 game "TARGET"

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Published on Mar 20, 2011

The game TARGET (or TARG) was a very popular game for the Sol-20 microcomputer, and was sold starting in 1977.

Small System Software sold a game in 1979 for the TRS-80 market called AIR RAID which was a warmed over version of TARGET to the point that some of the graphics don't make a lot of sense (e.g., the parachuting people) because the character generator didn't have the same symbols that the Sol computer did.

Curiously, in 1979 Radio Shack started selling a game called "Flying Saucers" which was yet another rip-off of TARGET. See youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epYUn2... for that version.

I'm curious to know if Radio Shack knew they were selling a ripped off game.

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