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Bill Gates' best-known attempt at a videogame is now available on the… er… iPhone.

Yes, Donkey.bas, the Basic racing game - move your car so it doesn't smash into the eponymous ass - has been reproduced in all its 8-bit, two-colour, text-graphics glory on iOS.

Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's Donkey.bas Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's Donkey.bas

Donkey king: Gates' game remade

Gates co-wrote the original version with Neil Konzen in 1981 to bundle with the first versions of PC-Dos on the IBM 5150 PC and with Microsoft's own-brand release of the operating system, MS-Dos.

Back then, you tapped the spacebar to change the lane in which the automobile was driving; now you just tap the screen. Either way, lane hop to avoid the stationary mules.

Bill Gates' Donkey

The original and still the best?

The iOS release is by Johnny Ixe and it costs 69p/99c. After a little retro 'action'? Download Donkey.bas from the iTunes App Store. ®

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