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1989
Adventure: Text
FREE!!
English
ZX Spectrum 128 +3
Undetermined

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Mike Dunn
Chris Bourne

Magnetic Scrolls FREE! (if you're a member of Official Secrets)

The ancient gods are having a bit of a problem: Something called Christianity. Hordes of people are leaving their temples to worship this newfangled Jesus bloke instead. Desperate to win back public support, chief god Zeus decides to give all fellow gods a task each, something to impress the little people. Guess who gets to show off first? Yep, you, Poseidon, the god of the sea, who can't swim (ha, ha, neither can Skippy - Nick) (at least I fit in the piggin' swimming pool, matey - Skip).

You're whisked off to the gates of the Underworld armed with the usual adventuring tack: trident, shield, tunic and skirt (!), plus the obligatory note explaining the task facing you: Basically, just to nick the Helmet of invisibility from Hades. Push over, eh?

Actually, it turns out to be a bit more difficult than that. The problems are solvable, but far from easy. You need a devious mind to work some out. It's a text only game, and it strikes an excellent balance between atmosphere and amusement. Author Paul Findley keeps enough sense of 'being there' to make the game lastable, as well as plenty of humour to make it enjoyable.

Myth is destined to be a classic, it's funny, cunning and addictive. Being free to members of Official Secrets, I suppose, theoretically, it has to be worth more than 100% for value! The only thing I'm wary about is the size; it's proclaimed as a 'mini-adventure', although I've been playing it for three days solid, and there's no sign of an end. Still, along with Fish this is the most enjoyable adventure I've played. I suggest all adventuring fans sign up with Official Secrets pretty quickly!

MIKE

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General Rating: A brilliant, occasionally tricky trip into mythology with plenty of amusement.

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