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Online Rocky's Boots?
January 29, 2014 10:14 AM   Subscribe

Is there any game similar to the old Rocky's Boots that is freely available for online play (or is in the format of an application that can be linked to from moodle)? For those unfamiliar with the amazingness that was Rocky's Boots: it was a game for young children that taught logic gates (or, and, not, xor) in a very nice, visual way, through a sequence of cute puzzles.
posted by eviemath to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Here's the online version of the sequel to Rocky's Boots. Apparently it is VERY VERY DIFFICULT. So consider yourself warned.
posted by Grither at 10:22 AM on January 29


There's a sequel to Rocky's Boots called Robot Odyssey. 4 Days ago, Slate Magazine called it the Hardest Game of All Time, but I think the author was referring to the length of time for his own solution.

I played it when I was about 13, and found it brilliant, but I never did beat the infamous "sonic lock" puzzle. (That article reveals a solution, though.)
posted by Sunburnt at 10:23 AM on January 29


GATE is a free game for windows and mac that is inspired by Rocky's Boots and its sequel.
posted by meta87 at 10:23 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


There's also an FPP on Robot Odyssey.
posted by ignignokt at 10:29 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]


You can play the original Rocky's Boots in your browser, thanks to the Internet Archive.
posted by zsazsa at 11:40 AM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Hmm, actually, the Internet Archive link isn't working for me - I press the space bar to start, and then it starts loading... and continues... and continues.... How long should it take?
posted by eviemath at 8:28 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


It took about 30 seconds to load for me. In the Robot Odyssey thread Nelson had a couple other in-browser versions, but those need plugins. If that's not a problem, maybe those will work better. I did notice that the Internet Archive version has a problem with the Ctrl key not working, which is important to controlling the game. So maybe try the other ones.
posted by zsazsa at 11:17 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


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