Producer: Incentive, 48K £5.50 (2)
This is part one of the 'Ket Trilogy'. Each part is a separate adventure in itself. Two weeks ago you were framed for murder and sentenced to death unless you undertook a dangerous mission - locate the secret entrance which lies at the base of the Mountains of Ket and which will let you reach the far side of the mountains. Many have tried none returned. The computer takes the part of Edgar, an assassin bug which has been implanted in your neck to ensure your loyalty. The game starts on the edge of a village, some way from the mountains, where you may be able to collect some of the implements which will help ensure your survival, weapons, a horse and some food. Not much money hs been provided you, so the first adventuring tasks are discovering ways of getting the stolid villagers to part with the things you need. This is a text-only game in which any battles are described blow-=by-blow, with your choice to break off it isn't going well. Instant response times, excellent descriptions and a sense of humour make this a very entertaining adventure with an overall CRASH ratingof 73%, machine code.