Video Game / Stonkers
Stonkers is a ZX Spectrum Real-Time Strategy game—some say it may be the first ever RTS.

Its main claim to fame nowadays is as the butt of a Running Gag; anyone asking on a Speccy community, "What is the name of this game?" is likely to get at least one answer saying, "it's definitely not Stonkers."

This game provides examples of:

  • A Winner Is You: As per a game released in 1983.
  • Baseless Mission: There's no way to replace your old units or create the new ones. There are no bases to defend, capture or destroy, either.
  • Definitely Not a Running Gag
  • Easy Logistics: Supplies for your units are not delivered easily. In fact, first you need to wait for the ship with the said resources. And then use your supply trucks.
    • You can also capture the enemy's supplies.
  • Game-Breaking Bug: Tends to crash after a few minutes of play. At least, not on its' later builds.
  • Kill 'em All: The object of the entire game is to destroy all enemy opposition. Destroying oncoming hordes of aliens doesn't count, however.
  • Trope Maker: Obviously enough, for the entire RTS genre.
  • Ur-Example: Stonkers, released in 1983, may be the very first Real Time Strategy Game.
    • It also had a cursor for selecting units and giving them orders. This control scheme would rarely be used again, until Dune II hits the shelves. In addition, it had a minimap.
  • Wizard Needs Food Badly: All your units have a supply stat, which depletes with time. Once the stat is at zero, the unit's dead and gone.