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Adventure: Text
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Richard Price
Chris Bourne

Lastly this month there are two games from Adventure International. Those are packed together in a Value Pack and are two of the earlier Scott Adams text adventures, Adventureland and Secret Mission.

Adventureland is an archetypal game. It's set in a fantasy world of dragons, magic carpets, lamp genies and the like. The aim is to discover and store a number of treasures, 13 in this case.

The action moves rapidly from forests to underground caverns and dismal swamps and there are magical beings to encounter along your way. Descriptions are not vast but they're very much to the point and contain all the information you'll need.

Useful hints are provided in response to some inputs and objects can be used by means of prepositions - if you say 'Throw Axe' the interpreter will tell you to 'tell me at what... like: AT TREE'. That is a handy routine and gets round the limitations of the normal verb/noun input system.

The game is fun even if its style and storyline are now a bit dated.

Publisher: Adventure International
Price: £9.95
Memory: 48K