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Creative Sparks
Adventure: Text
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Clare Edgeley
Chris Bourne

DANGER MOUSE is back, fighting fit and once again ready to pit his wits against the mad Baron Silas Green- back in the Black Forest Gateau. Whoops! Chateau.

Colonel K, head of a department so secret that even he does not know its name, has sent his right-hand mouse with trusted assistant Penfold to the Black Forest to destroy the Baron's secret weapon - a Pi-beam, which poses a threat to world security. 'It should be a piece of cake', mutters Danger Mouse as they leave for Germany in the mousemobile.

Many strange adventures follow in the quest for the Pi-Beam, more than once the intrepid pair find themselves in the soup as time after time they fall into the fiendish traps set by the mad Baron.

Their immediate problem is finding a way into the chateau, preferably in one piece, and with a little ingenuity and lots of luck they start to make headway.

Danger Mouse in the Black Forest Chateau is an adventure game played in a multiple choice format with a number of options to choose from at every move. Your success is dependent upon learning the area and picking up the right objects and you might find it helpful to draw a map of your progress.

Nearly all the objects have some uses although you might find a few red herrings. Penfold plays his part and lets fall cryptic clues at almost every opportunity. Pay close attention to the dialogue - there is nearly always something there to help you.

The game is played in two pans, and you will have to solve the first half to gain the skeleton's secret bone number - this is a code allowing you to load part two.

Charming illustrations accompany each location. The game is fast moving with no long delays before arrival at new locations and the adventure is easy to solve. The simplicity of the game makes it ideal for young adventurers and an enjoyable break for those seasoned adventurers not wishing to expend much brain power.

Clare Edgeley

Memory: 48K
Price: £6.95