Picnic Paranoia

Synapse Software

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An interesting Synapse Software entry now with Picnic Paranoia, which was due for release on Atari 400/800, TRS-80, Apple II and Commodore 64 platforms.

The game has you controlling George on a single screen, who has to keep ants and other pests away from his picnic using a swatter. A fairly simple game overall.

Although the game was released on most of the above platforms (including the Atari), the Commodore 64 version was never to surface. Was it ever started? Were there problems with the development?

Looking at the screenshot, it seems to be quite C64-like, especially when comparing to the Atari version. Is that the Commodore font at the top?

The Atari version lists the creator as Russ Segal, so that would be a good starting point to try and find out more and see if anything has survived.

If you know anything more, please do get in touch.

Contributions: Marco Das, AtariMania (Cover scan)

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2 Responses to Picnic Paranoia

  1. There has also been a TI-99 version of this game which was done by Atarisoft. I’m not sure if it was actually released, but they also ported “Protector II” and “Shamus” by Synapse Software to the TI-99 back then. Here’s a video of this version which, at least as a cartridge image, is pretty widespread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2ZCmF8IMSE

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