[ Fuzzy Memory ] TRS-80 Submarine Game

May 11th, 2010 by Benj Edwards

Fuzzy MemoryEvery once and a while, I receive emails from people looking for a certain game, electronic toy, or computer from their distant past. I then pass it on to intrepid VC&G readers to crack the case.

The Clues

Brandon writes:

I am wondering if anyone has info on this game I was playing on a TRS-80 back in middle school in 1985. We had this game where you had a submarine that you piloted around the ocean and in caves. It was a side-scroller that you had to miss mines and not run out of air. I remember having to program it on a disk but I am not 100% sure of that memory. Ideas? I know thats not much to go on.


The Search Begins

It’s up to you to find the object of Brandon’s fuzzy memory. Post any thoughts or suggestions in the comments section below. Good luck!

Have a memory of a computer, video game, computer software, or electronic toy you need help identifying? Send me an email describing your memories in detail. Hopefully, the collective genius of the VC&G readership can help solve your mystery.

15 Responses to “[ Fuzzy Memory ] TRS-80 Submarine Game”

  1. George Phillips Says:

    Accepted Answer

    Most likely “Sea Dragon”. See if this video looks familiar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzBJG4Nrw6w

    If the graphics look too blocky or should be in color then you probably played it on the Color Computer (TRS-80 was a brand on every Radio Shack computer).

  2. Brandon Says:

    That is it!!!! It was the first program I ever did on a computer and it was crazy fun to play. I was in the school library playing the day the Challenger accident happened…spent the rest of the day there watching it over and over again. But WOW what a great game…thanks for replying so quickly!!

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Man, you guys are too good. Quick vote: how many of you want to see more Fuzzy Memory entries in the future? How many don’t?

  4. Brandon Says:


  5. Brandon Says:

    …..now, where can I find the game to play it again?

  6. Donn Says:


  7. Geoff V Says:

    Want +1!

  8. Mattel Aquarius Says:

    I think fuzzy memories are good clean fun.

  9. Cozfer Says:

    ¤ want, please ¤

  10. arlandi Says:

    FuzzyMemories + 1

  11. George Phillips Says:

    Brandon, if you’ve got a Windows PC around the easiest path to Sea Dragon is to grab my emulator from http://members.shaw.ca/gp2000/trs80gp.html
    Now get seadrgn3.cmd from the zip archive found here: http://www.planetemu.net/index.php?section=roms&dat=158&action=showrom&id=128293

    Then run trs80gp seadrgn3.cmd

    Failing that, go to http://www.trs-80.com and find an emulator you can run. Then go to http://www.trs-80.org/games-by-wayne-westmoreland-and-terry-gilman/ and download the aigames.zip Now do whatever necessary in order to get the emulator running and mounting the disk image.

    Have fun! If you have any trouble drop me some e-mail — the address is on my emulator page.

  12. Bari-Arm Says:

    I love trying to figure em out!

  13. pinball22 Says:

    Like everyone else, definitely like the fuzzy memories.

  14. Benj Edwards Says:

    Ok, more Fuzzy Memories it is! I have one next that will probably stump you guys, but we’ll see. It’s hard to doubt the genius of you guys.

  15. Jeff Says:

    Thanks, George. I had a mean hankering to submerge into Sea Dragon like I was 12 years old again. Your instructions did the trick!

    Game on.

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