THE 1979 TI-99/4 CASSETTES Listed
below are all the cassette tapes that were available for
the TI-99/4 in 1979. As
far as I can determine, Image Computer Products was the only company
to produce programs on cassettes during the first year, not even TI
on tape until 1980! These programs could be bought by mailing in an
order form that was sent out to various TI-99/4 owners in December
1979. As of 2007 none of these tapes have been seen in the wild. They
were probably produced, but considering the slow sales of the 99/4 they
probably did not sell more than a few 100 copies each (if even that).
If anyone out there has any
Image Computer Products cassette tapes for the 99/4, e-mail me since
they are needed to
complete the 1979 TI-99/4 setup project!
the Images below were taken from a December 1979 Image Computer
Products brochure. I would like to thank to Bill Gaskill for allowing
me to use this brochure, which can be found on his excellent TI-99
Cartridge Collection Kit CD. Click here to see a
table of the
1979 manufactured items that I have in my collection along with their
1979 Mind Master
classic strategy game takes on a new dimension as the computer designs
the hidden problems and reports the results of each guess. Multiple
players may compete against the computer and each player may select the
level of difficulty that matches their skill, ability, and patience.
This program also contains a formula for solving logic problems. Create
the answer and watch the computer use deductive logic to discover the
secret code. This cassette carries part number 9405 and a 1979
1979 Skill Builder I
Builder I contains two games, Bingo Duel and Number Hunt. Bingo Dual:
This fast-action skill game for one or two players provides an exciting
challenge, because young children and adults can compete equally. The
computer adjusts to match your skill and problems are specifically
selected to help you gain speed. Number Hunt: Matching numbers is easy
enough for young children, yet this computer game quickly advances in
difficulty to challenge the experts. This cassette carries part number
9406 and a 1979 copyright.
1979 Strategy Pack I
Pack I consists of two games, Roman Checkers and Frame Up. Roman
Checkers: This ancient game has been a favorite for hundreds of years.
It couldn't be easier to play, yet playing the game well takes skill,
cunning, and strategy as you try to out-think your opponent. Frame-Up:
Try to out-manuver your opponent or play against the computer in this
game of wits and calculated strategy. You will alternate selecting
numbers and controlling your opponents choices. This cassette carries
part number 9404 and a 1979 copyright.
1979 Tournament Brick Bat
fast-action skill game may be played against the computer or with a
friend. Choose competition mode and challenge another player. Or select
the cooperative mode and work as a team while the computer acts as your
opponent. Whether you select solo play, competition, or cooperation,
the computer keeps score and increases the challenge as your skill
improves. This cassette carries part number 9401 and a 1979 copyright.
1979 Wall Street Challenge
computer simulation of the stock exchange is easy to play and always
challenging. Invest in several corporations ranging from Municipal
Power and Light, a blue chip stock that usually provides steady growth,
to Offshore Industries Limited, a high-flying speculative stock that is
certain to change often. Stock charts, and the Dow Jones show you the
trends. Both 8K and 16K memory versions are included. This cassette
carries part number 9402 and a 1979 copyright.
computer program simulates a hidden oil deposit which you will try to
find. Select a location on the map that looks promising. The geological
survey will show the probability of striking oil below that spot and
also estimate the cost per meter to drill. Just like the professional
wildcatters, try to strike oil early for maximum profits. The computer
creates a different oil deposit each game and shows the view as you
drill. This cassette carries part number 9403 and a 1979 copyright.