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Martech Games Ltd
Sheila Hunt
Adventure: Text
ZX Spectrum 48K

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John Lambert
Chris Bourne

THE ODYSSEY of Hope from Martech is an interesting adventure game based on the ancient legend of Pandora. She was the first mortal woman, created by the gods of Olympus, and because of her insatiable curiosity she released into the world all kinds of diseases and misfortunes. Fortunately, Hope was released at the same time but that has been stolen by some unnamed evil and your mission in the adventure is to recover it.

The story is well-introduced with some amusing graphics. As with most mythical adventures, you need no knowledge of Greek mythology to complete the adventure successfully, although it can give some helpful clues.

The various locations are well laid out and reasonably complex, with the frequent hazard of being drowned or bitten by snakes.

There is a certain amount of independent action in the game - that is to say characters move round you a little - but it is not a game to be compared to such giants as Valhalla or The Hobbit.

John Lambert

Memory: 48K
Price: £6.95