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Bootloader

Software concept

Typical of 1980s computers. A bootloader includes a minimal OS on the same media as the game. To play, one must (re)boot the system while the game's boot disk is in drive.

86
games
8
platforms

The first video game about Bootloader was released in 1981.

Sierra On-Line, Data East and Mastertronic has published most of these games

To emulate PC bootloader games, you might want to use [[link:http://www.oldskool.org/pc/flopper/ Flopper]].