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St. Bride's School
1985
Adventure: Text
£7.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Mike Gerrard
Chris Bourne

A top of the morning to yers all. Well, I've been hearing the oddest things concerning those youngg ladies who attend that illustrious school, St Brides. First they brought us The Secret Of St Brides, a quilled text adventure, and now (Gasp Gasp) the girls have come up with The Snow Queen, a quilled graphics version of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.

What d'you mean you don't like fairy tales? This one's a traditional blend of witches and innocent young ladies. Just like the ladies in St Brides.

Young Gerda has lost her true love Kay, who is held under evil enchantment by the Snow Queen, a cross between Marilyn Monroe and a deep freeze. Gerda must sally forth, what ho! and find her beloved, who seems to have forgotten she exists.

The Snow Queen comes in two parts but you'll need a password to play the second game on the reverse side of the cassette. St Brides has thoughtfully included a 'dummy password' that'll enable you to have a stab at the second game even when you haven't finished the first.

Although The Snow Queen suffers from slowish response and rather limited vocabulary it's nicely written with some long location descriptions and enough atmosphere to send a chill up your spine.

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