This game is mobile device friendly and Iphone compatible. Enjoy!
Instructions and Keyboard Controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game
If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need instructions!! You might find some help at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atari_2600_games and look up the game you need assistance playing.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button
SPECTRAVISION Video Game Cartridge T A P E W O R M One or Two Players For the Atari and Sears Video Game Systems Instruction Manual You don't know what a SPECTRAWORM is? Well -- we ar ethe little critters who clean up the fruit left over in your television from that other video game that you play! And we do all this for "BEANS". To see me at work, and help me out -- just plug me into your game console. By the way, if you see "SPANKY" the spider, or "BEEKY" the bird don't tell them where I am! Additional version for young children. For the Atari and Sears Video Game Systems. GETTING STARTED 1. Hook up game console. 2. Insert Cartridge - make sure power switch is always in the "OFF" position when installing cartridges. 3. Turn console "ON" 4. "A" = Diet Bean "B" = High Calorie Bean 5. Demo Mode A chance to get acquainted with our friends. 6. Set Game Selector Game 1 = 1 Player Beginner Game 2 = 2 Players Beginner Game 3 = 1 Player Advanced Game 4 = 2 Players Advanced 7. Game Reset Now hit the "GAME RESET" lever and find those beans. 8. Joystick Controller. [Diagrams showing the proper way to hold an Atari- type joystick, and a Spectravision Quickshot joystick.] PLAYING THE GAME "A Look at the Bean Patch" [Screen shot of Tape Worm's play screen. It looks very much like Atari Surround, except there are Beans, Beetles, a Spider, a Bird, an Apple and a Worm.] When you start the game "SLINKY" and the first bean appear on the screen. The idea is to eat each of the ten beans (they appear one at a time) before the mystery beetle moves across the screen from left to right. If you eat the bean before the beetle gets to the fruit, the beetle moves back to the left and the bean counter is reduced by one. If however, the mystery beetle gets to the fruit first, then 2 additional beans appear on the screen and the bean counter is increased by 2. A maximum of 8 beans will appear on the screen at any one time. And the bean counter can hold up to 30 beans at a time. You start the game with 4 chances to eat the fruits. You lose a chance (worm) if -- 1. You touch the edges of the bean patch. 2. You get tangled up. 3. You touch an obstacle in one of the advanced patches. 4. "SPANKY" or "BEEKY" eats you. SPANKY AND BEEKY At any time these guys can appear on the bean patch. They will only catch "SLINKY" if they touch his head (yellow square). So when you see them...Get out of the way!! As you advance from patch to patch, different obstacles appear in the middle of the screen. If you touch any part of them you lose one chance. 1. Apple Bean Patch 2. Orange Bean Patch 3. Grape Bean Patch (Night) 4. Strawberry Bean Patch 5. Banana Bean Patch NIGHT PATCH The third patch is at night. In order to see the patch you must push the red button on your joystick. This will give you approximately 2 seconds of light. When you eat a bean you get additional 2 seconds of light. Each time you press the fire button, you are penalized 1 bean. So try to use it as seldom as possible. THE REST OF THE STUFF - SCORING - PHASE EACH BEAN FRUIT Apple (1) 5 pts 50 pts Orange (2) 10 pts 100 pts Grape (Night) (3) 15 pts 150 pts Strawberry (4) 20 pts 200 pts Banana (5) 25 pts 250 pts Maximum Score: 9,995 pts. A bonus worm for each 1,000 points. A maximum of 4 worms can be saved at any one time. SKILL LEVEL 0 - 995 FISH BAIT 1,000 - 2,995 EARTH WORM 3,000 - 4,995 SILK WORM 5,000 - 7,995 BOOK WORM 8,000 - 9,995 TAPE WORM SPECTRAVISION copyright 1982 Audio Visual by SPECTRAVISION INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Emulation on mobile devices will drain your battery quite fast. I recommend playing while device is plugged into charger.