Title: Sensitive
Developer: Oliver Kirwa
Publisher: N/A - public domain
Year: Unknown, but something buried deep within the code mentions 1989/1990
Platforms: Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4
Genre: Puzzle
Players: One player only

Sensitive is a very fun little puzzle game, and a shining example of entertainment that wasn't made for profit.

The concept is very simple: you play a blue dot, which you have to guide with the joystick to the exit. The whole screen is a grid of tiles, and you have to make all of the tiles capable of exploding do so before the exit becomes active.

Types of tiles:

Blue and black stripes
This is the background. If you touch it, you lose a life.
Exit
You need to get to this, but only after all the tiles that can explode have done.
Plain grey
You can rest safely here. They don't explode.
Yellow and grey stripes
These explode as soon as you touch them, so move over them very quickly.
Animating yellow and grey stripes
These take longer to explode so either stay on them for a short while, or move off them then back onto them again.
Grey with a dark grey line
You can only move across these in the direction of the line, which is either horizontal or vertical. You can safely rest on them.
Grey with a white 'T' letter
Teleport. Press the fire button to move to another teleport tile.

The upside down pyramid level appears to be impossible. If anyone has any information on this, please let me know!

If you ever have the time and inclination, it's well worth the 12KB the file takes up in my opinion. I can only hope that one day someone will write a free version for a modern platform, preferably with a construction kit to design your own levels. Games as good and simple as this are somewhat rare.

Sen"si*tive (?), a. [F. sensitif. See Sense.]

1.

Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

2.

Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny. Macaulay.

3. (a) Mech.

Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

(b) Chem. & Photog.

Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.

4.

Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

[R.]

A sensitive love of some sensitive objects. Hammond.

5.

Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

E. Darwin.

Sensitive fern Bot., an American fern (Onoclea sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a slight tendency to fold together. -- Sensitive flame Physics, a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch. -- Sensitive joint vetch Bot., an annual leguminous herb (Aeschynomene hispida), with sensitive foliage. -- Sensitive paper, paper prepared for photographic purpose by being rendered sensitive to the effect of light. -- Sensitive plant. Bot. (a) A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M. sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of which close at the slightest touch. (b) Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States, two common American species of Cassia (C. nictitans, and C. Chamaecrista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis sensitiva), etc.

-- Sen"si*tive*ly (#), adv. -- Sen"si*tive*ness, n.

 

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