Al Lowe’s Attic – Bop-A-Bet!

Courtesy of MetalJesusRocks, we learned that Al Lowe had gone up into his attic to look at what he had – and what he had was a treasure trove.

For starters, he had a ton of original source code that he himself had backed up – which included Leisure Suit Larry 1, Leisure Suit Larry 2, Leisure Suit Larry 3, Leisure Suit Larry 5 and The Dark Crystal, King’s Quest III, Police Quest and so much more.

Photos of some of that is down below – but the most amazing thing – Al Lowe decided to sell these on ebay – and I bet not even Al Lowe predicted how much some of these games would fetch!

Now what makes Bop-A-Bet unique is that this isn’t a Sierra game; as a matter of fact, it was one of the first programs Al Lowe had programmed and it was under his own “company” name of Sunny Side Soft.

The way Bop-A-Bet worked was: It used four direction keys, plus the space bar. The Left Hand makes the bopper go UP and DOWN. Placing your right middle finger on the “A” key (for UP) and your index finger on the “Z” key (for DOWN). The right hand makes the bopper go LEFT and RIGHT using the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys. And the Spacebar BOPS the letters that appear in the maze. Below are some photos: