Download Gorillas

More than 10800 old games to download for free!

Gorillas

DOS - 1991

Year
Platform
DOS
Genre
Action, Strategy
Theme
Arcade, Shooter
Publisher
Microsoft Corporation
Developer
Microsoft Corporation
Perspectives
3rd-Person, Top-Down
4.02 / 5 - 31 votes

Description of Gorillas

Gorilla is a cute little BASIC game included free with the first version of Microsoft's QBASIC program (the other being a QBASIC version of Nibblers). Casting you as a huge gorilla, the game is extremely simple: when it's your turn, you type the angle and how strong you want to throw your banana in hope that it would hit your opponent (either the computer, or another human player). Despite the simple premise, the game is not as easy as it sounds. There are 2 obstacles that you will have to deal with: the blowing wind, and tall buildings on the screen. If you don't take strength and direction into account when throwing the banana, you'll never hit the opposing gorilla. If your banana hits the buildings, it will explode on contact. Having this "explosive banana" therefore leaves room for some strategy, since you can either try to get the banana over the buildings, or you can try to explode your way through them to reach the enemy gorilla.

Overall, Gorilla is a good example of a small, but well-coded BASIC game with which you can spend more minutes than you realize. The simple gameplay and primitive graphics probably won't make the game addictive for anyone, but it's certainly a lot of fun while it lasts. Recommended, especially as a quick game you can played with a colleague during coffee break :) Be sure to also check out Gorilla 2, a great fanmade remake also reviewed on this site.

Review By HOTUD

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

e5frog 2015-12-21 0 point

It's an exe-file... I was looking for the BAS-file...
Works fine, would like to play it on old hardware though.

ed143-2 2015-10-19 -1 point

It dosen't work
edwardkaehler@live.com

jm2k7 2015-06-18 1 point DOS version

i remember this

cd\dos
qbasic gorillas.bas
f5

:-D nice.

Hulsie 2015-05-02 0 point DOS version

We used to modify this game all the time in my high school BASIC programming class. We would make the gorillas say obscene things and make the bananas too explosive to play the game properly. Fun times.

miguel.montezanti@hotmail.com 2015-03-13 0 point DOS version

Sorry, I can't find any access to play Gorilla.

(Version Xp 2003)

Biru 2014-08-27 0 point DOS version

GOOD!!!

nickjr 2014-04-07 0 point DOS version

thankyou

Drill Sergant 2013-12-29 0 point DOS version

Ready?

spinny 2013-12-13 0 point DOS version

You can tap into the settings of this game and make the blast radius of the bananas any size you want. From fire cracker to ATOM BOMB.

wamz 2012-05-22 0 point DOS version

i like it

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Gorillas, read the abandonware guide first!

 

Download Gorillas

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!

Just one click to download at full speed!

DOS version

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Astro-Dodge abandonware
DOS1982
Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road abandonware
DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, C64, NES, ZX Spectrum1988
Game Over II abandonware
DOS, Amstrad CPC, C641987

Terms About Contact Link to us FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb