Blue Print, is an arcade maze game released in June 1982. It was developed by Zilec Electronics Limited and licensed to Bally Midway. The player controls J.J., a man whose girlfriend Daisy is being chased by Ollie Ogre. To defeat him, J.J. must find the pieces of a machine based on a blueprint. Home ports of Blue Print were published by CBS Electronics for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Commodore 64.
The player controls J.J., an inventor trying to save his girlfriend from the clutches of Ollie Ogre. In order to do this, he must find all the parts of a machine he has designed, assemble it, and use it to shoot Ollie down. Controls consist of a four-position joystick and a button.
The screen is divided into three sections. At the top is a ledge on which Ollie chases the girl, occasionally knocking down flowerpots in an attempt to hit J.J. The center portion is a maze of 10 houses, and the bottom contains the machine's blueprint, a start button, and a pit. Eight of the houses contain one machine part each, while the other two contain bombs; the contents of a house are only revealed when J.J. enters it. If a part is found, the player must move it into the proper position on the blueprint. However, if a bomb is found, the player must carry it to the pit before it explodes. The player will always find a bomb in any previously visited house. Holding the button down allows faster movement, but it can be used for only a limited time as shown by an on-screen gauge.
Once the machine is fully assembled, J.J. must hit the start button and then climb aboard. The player must now use the joystick to maneuver left and right as it shoots balls upward. If Ollie is hit, he falls down and the level is complete, with bonus points awarded for each flowerpot remaining on the ledge. A new level then begins, with the houses in a different configuration.
In addition to the falling flowerpots, J.J. must avoid the flowers that bounce out of them if they reach the bottom of the screen, as well as Fuzzy Wuzzy, a creature that roams the maze in later levels. A monster named Sneaky Pete occasionally climbs out of the pit and wanders across to the start button, stomping on it to cause the parts of the machine to fall loose. J.J. must drag him back to the pit, then set the fallen parts in place again.
One life is lost if any of the following occurs:
Being hit by a flowerpot
Touching Fuzzy Wuzzy or a bouncing flower
Failing to place a bomb in the pit before it explodes
This version of Blueprint was designed for Atari 2600, which was commercially very successful video game console of second generation produced by Atari from 1977 to 1992. It was the first console that used removable memory modules with games. At the time of its greatest fame, more than 30 million units of this console were sold for about $ 200 a piece. To date, the game library for this console contains nearly 1,000 original games. More information about the
Atari 2600 can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Blueprint. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Blueprint are summarized in the following table: