Beehive

For: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PC/Compatibles

Also Known As

Genres

Main Genre:
Strategy
Perspective:
Top-Down
Gameplay Style:
Turn Based

Overview

IBM PC version of Beehive
IBM PC version of Beehive

Beehive is a turn-based strategy game for two players. The game takes place on a board consisting of 121 hexagons arranged in a 11x11 grid resembling a honeycomb. The goal is to connect a complete line from one side of the grid to the other; one player needs to connect the top and bottom while the other player attempts to connect the left and right sides. Players take turns and select one cell at a time to fill in with their color. Each player will need to devise a strategy for connecting the borders and blocking their opponent; when a complete path (which doesn't need to be straight) is finished, that player wins!

The program's BASIC code was originally published in the September 1986 issue of COMPUTE! magazine with listings included for multiple platforms. The Amiga version of the game also utilized the AmigaBASIC feature for synthesized speech.

Credits

Platform: Apple II
By: Steve Michel
Apple version by: Tim Victor (Editorial Programmer)
Platform: Atari 8-bit
By: Steve Michel
Commodore version by: Kevin Mykytyn (Editorial Programmer)
Platform: Commodore 64
By: Steve Michel
Commodore version by: Kevin Mykytyn (Editorial Programmer)
Platform: IBM PC/Compatibles
By: Steve Michel
IBM version by: Patrick Parrish (Programming Supervisor)