Software, Scarfman by Cornsoft Group

Software, Scarfman by Cornsoft Group

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This computer game, Scarfman, was released in 1981 by the Cornsoft Groups for the TRS-80 Model I and II microcomputers. The package included a 5.25" diskette and an instruction sheet housed in a plastic bag with a price sticker of $20.95 ($58 in 2019 dollars).
This game was based on the arcade game Pac-Man. The object of the game was to score as many points as possible before being eliminated by a monster. Players earned points by “eating” the dots on the screen. The player had to maneuver Scarfman through a maze, removing the dots while avoiding or capturing five monsters. When all dots were deleted, the player moved to a new screen, which was more difficult than the previous one. According to the instruction sheet, this game “… is habit forming. It is not unusual to sit at the game for over 2 hours at a time."
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United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
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plastic (overall material)
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National Museum of American History
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