Don’t Press The Letter Q, Oric

Released for the Oric by IJK Software in 1984, Don’t Press The Letter Q is a very early ‘minigame’-based adventure, in a similar vein to more modern titles like Warioware.

Considering that Don’t Press The Letter Q is over 35 years old now, it has stood the test of time remarkably well. And – considering that it is an Oric exclusive – it is something of a stand-out title on the platform. Arguably even the best game on the Oric.

At the heart of the game is a maze which you explore (you = a happy face on legs), and within which you must reach a certain number of waypoints, called Beacons.

Inside the maze are hidden a variety of small action games – often clones of games like Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, or Space Invaders – and you have to complete each one to continue onwards.

Don’t Press The Letter Q also has a cool multiplayer mode that allows more than one player to cooperate in playing the action games. Players take it in turns to score points.

What is particularly memorable about this game is that it has a sense of humour. The on-screen messages that pop up are actually quite funny.

Don’t Press The Letter Q is definitely worth playing if you’re interested in what’s good on the Oric.

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