Spoof Software
Not Known
1984
Adventure: Text
£5.50
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Undetermined

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Richard Price
Chris Bourne

SURVIVORS of the 60s will remember the excitement generated by the first showing of The Prisoner.

The recent rerun of the series has recruited new worshippers for an already popular cult and it's no surprise that there is now a computer adventure based on the show.

The game is set in the strange village where the inhabitants are known only by their numbers. Naturally enough you take on the role of Number 6 and former spy. Should you try to escape by building a boat? All the materials are there. Should you try to fathom the dark secret behind the village?

Enigmas sprout like mushrooms and you may find it difficult to grasp some of them if you have never seen the films. Some knowledge of the chaotic plot will certainly be to your advantage.

The program is written with the Quill but uses some graphics for the locations and this brightens the presentation considerably. Response time is fast but there seemed to be far too many 'I can'ts' in the replies and an unnecessarily limited vocabulary - a bottle of whisky could not be reached by entering 'get bottle', only by using 'whisky'. It is available from Spoof, at 58 Railway Road, Urmston, Manchester M31 1XT.

Richard Price

Memory: 48K
Price: £5.50 inc p&p

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