Electric Starfish

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Scott Stilphen - 27/11/2017
@ Thomas Hayes - can you describe this glitch you mentioned?
Scott Stilphen - 27/11/2017
The original programmer of Fill'er Up! himself, Tom Hudson, commented that Electric Starfish is an unauthorized ripoff of his game. Atarimania needs to credit him for it, and provide a link to Fill'er Up.
rave.N - 11/03/2016
Fill'er Up! (and the Electric Starfish, small "Qix" knock-offs) are missing the enemy sparklers that burn like fuses along the walls, making for a dimensionless game which precipitated the creation of "Fill'er Up! II", worthy of letting these older versions get erased. "FU-2" added sparklers, but even "FU-2" still lacks the 2-color 2-speed 2-points draw system which the Arcade and Atari Qix do have.
Thomas Hayes - 01/02/2016
I remember playing this and discovering the glitch where you can fill the entire screen at once! I even wrote into Analog about this, but never heard back...
Mark - 18/10/2007
Hey ! Tom is right! , i spended many hours typing the hex game code from an Analog magazine, cool game anyway.
Tom Hudson - 22/07/2007
This is in reality "Fill 'Er Up", a game written by me for ANALOG Computing magazine. This guy just slapped his name on it.
Jonny EOL - 12/11/2006
A poor mans 'Qix', but a reasonably enjoyable adaptation.


Electric Starfish atari screenshot
Electric Starfish atari screenshot
Electric Starfish atari screenshot


GenreArcade - QixYear?
Players1CountryUnited Kingdom

Pikestriker, Murvyn

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Additional Comments

Other version with the same title:

Calisto Software.

Sold in Germany as Starkstrom Seestern.

Two different files: original tape release and cracked version with slightly different presentation.


Electric Starfish Atari tape scan Electric Starfish Atari tape scan


Loading instructions:
- turn off disk drive and make sure you are in BASIC mode
- insert tape file in your emulator / APE
- type CLOAD
- type RUN.

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