Sample of the week: Gorillas

About 20 years ago, Microsoft released MS-DOS 5, and with it shipped a programming language called QBASIC.  One of the samples that came with QBASIC is GORILLAS.BAS.  The game used real-world Physics to make players hit each other with... wait for it... bananas.  Come on, what did you expect from a game where the players are gorillas.

Fast forward to now.  Rushworks has successfully captured the nostalgia with Gorillas for Small Basic.  You can download and play the game by using the ID: NLQ667-2.  The program listing is also available at: 

Check out this forum thread for more discussion on this game.

Comments (6)
  1. anonymouscommenter says:

    So when are you guys going to make Visual Basic 7?

  2. anonymouscommenter says:

    Great program, pretty authentic recreation.

    I did have one issue on my computer however, where the keystroke showing in velpcity and angle lagged one behind the actual keystroke being input (i.e. type 1, show nothing, type 2, show 1, type 3, show 2, etc) After analyzing the issue, I believe it is a race condition. The fix was pretty simple however, simply move this line to be the first in the KeyDownEvent subroutine:

    Key = Text.ConvertToUpperCase(GraphicsWindow.LastKey)

    problem solved.

    Happy coding!

  3. anonymouscommenter says:

    Enough with the VB7. Large Scale Windows Programming has moved on to the .NET Platform, so Build a bridge and get over it. This tools is for beginning programmers. However it would be nice for Small Basic to include Sequential Access and Randon Access file handling.

  4. anonymouscommenter says:

    doooooooooofes spielfunktioniert nur mit Internet

  5. anonymouscommenter says:

    "However it would be nice for Small Basic to include Sequential Access and Randon Access file handling." – They are kids for crying out loud. Which 10 year old is going to bother about file handling and complicated things like Sequential Access? They just gonna wanna code something fun. As long as they get the basic programming skills.

  6. anonymouscommenter says:

    do you have a basic c++ code of this game.???

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