ROBOTS(6) Games Manual ROBOTS(6)

robotsfight off villainous robots

robots pits you against evil robots, who are trying to kill you (which is why they are evil). Fortunately for you, even though they are evil, they are not very bright and have a habit of bumping into each other, thus destroying themselves. In order to survive, you must get them to kill each other off, since you have no offensive weaponry.

Since you are stuck without offensive weaponry, you are endowed with one piece of defensive weaponry: a teleportation device. When two robots run into each other or a junk pile, they die. If a robot runs into you, you die. When a robot dies, you get 1 point, and when all the robots die, you start on the next field. This keeps up until they finally get you.

Robots are represented on the screen by a ‘+’, the junk heaps from their collisions by a ‘∗’, and you (the good guy) by a ‘@’.

The commands are:

move one square left
move one square right
move one square up
move one square down
move one square up and left
move one square up and right
move one square down and left
move one square down and right
(also space) do nothing for one turn
teleport to a random location

the score file
May 31, 1993 Linux 6.8.7-arch1-1