David W. Harper
1985
Arcade: Adventure
£7.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes

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John Gilbert
Chris Bourne

WHAT HAS it got in its pockets? The answer is important if Trunkie the Manlephant is to find the Great Golden God Gregogo.

You must find the golden tusk. There are four pockets in your elephantine skin to carry four objects. Some of those need to be placed in specific pockets to work.

All the riddles are solved by placing the right objects in the right locations, and to do that you must read the diabolical attempt at verse.

Unfortunately, some of the rooms are off limits until you find certain objects. The game map is split into three sections. The first, in the middle, contains the objects to get into the right-hand section.
Matching objects and locations is an irritating business and it will take you hours to work your way through the right section of the program.

Riddler's Den is easy to play but difficult to solve. The graphics may look conventional - in the Atic Atac mould - but the game has less of the hack and slash that Ultimate has in its products. It is a mind game with arcade overtones and will appeal to those who have had enough of continual killing.

John Gilbert

Publisher: Electric Dreams
Price: £7.95
Memory: 48K
Joystick: Cursor, Kempston, Sinclair

5/5