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by fuzzel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Level 9 games
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Level 9 games

Thanks Daniel, regarding the posters my memory is obviously more like a 16k model A than your 32k model B.
Btw, what's the Scapeghost poster like ? I imagine that game is quite rare being a very late vintage.
by fuzzel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Level 9 games
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Level 9 games

Hi Daniel, I like your idea of collecting the Level 9 games, personally I'd prefer to get my hands on the BBC micro versions. Their earlier games I managed to blag from friends or my local computer club (they were so popular then everyone had them); later on when others lost interest I ended up havi...
by fuzzel
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Retro Gamer Adventure Reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: Retro Gamer Adventure Reviews

I spotted a reference to Page 6 Atari User Magazine in the Emerald Isle review in Retro User so I've tracked it down to issue 34 (Jul-Aug'88).
This is an adventure special edition with a 9 page focus on Level 9 including an extensive Q&A session. Well worth reading...
by fuzzel
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Level 9 games
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Level 9 games

Hi daniel_gsp, did you manage to add any more Level 9 games to your collection ? I'm playing the enhanced version of Lords of Time from the Time and Magik trilogy at the moment and wondered if the Silicon Dreams trilogy was also released for the BBC (having searched through this forum I believe that...
by fuzzel
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

I wonder if anyone knows exactly how "enhanced" this version of Lords of Time is ? From the first few locations the location text is expanded and obviously graphics have been added but are there more puzzles, locations and objects ?
by fuzzel
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Time and Magik trilogy by Level 9

I've just had a look at Level 9's Lords of Time in the "Time and Magik" trilogy collection and have a small gripe with the graphics version. The command line is partly off the bottom of the screen (in Beebem Master 128 mode) so it's hard to see what you're typing. Does this happen on a real Master o...
by fuzzel
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Enhanced text adventures for the Beeb
Replies: 38
Views: 4961

Re: Enhanced text adventures for the Beeb

Hi Lurkio, are there any plans to add further adventures to this list ? It would be great if all the great text adventures (with or without graphics) could be added here. For additions, Robico, Epic Magus games spring to mind. Incidentally, looking at the number of downloads of each game so far (gra...
by fuzzel
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Thanks Lurkio, You've just reminded me about ALPS and three games which remain unsolved: COPS (Alpine), Plague Planet (Alpine) and Dreadnought / Dreadnaught (P Woodhouse). They will give me plenty to get my teeth into this New Year. ALPS produces very polished looking adventure games (dependent of c...
by fuzzel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

The Body in the Bunker is a great effort from Bill Trevelyan. It utilises disc space to store location text meaning the room descriptions are verbose and there's also a good narrative to the story. Which Electron User issues did his adventuring writing series appear in btw ? It would be great if the...
by fuzzel
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I presume Bill Trevelyan is the same guy who made several contributions to Electron User between April 1986 and the final issue in July 1990 where he received a special thank you from Pendragon for his contributions ?
by fuzzel
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Two games immediately stand out as being eminently playable: Bill Trevelyan's The Body in the Bunker and Database Publication's Aussie Suds.
by fuzzel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Thanks for the suggestion Leenew, I'll have a go at it over Christmas. I think I'll also compile a list of the top 5 unsolved beeb adventures as I see it. To widen my scope, I think at some point I'll extend my range to C64 and Spectrum games. Would it be possible for Gunness or Iamaran or someone e...
by fuzzel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Anyone planning to tackle an adventure over Christmas ? I'm tempted to play Infocom's Enchanter on VICE:64, I loved that game back in the 80's, I guess it's where Level 9 got their inspiration for Red Moon and Central Computing got theirs for It's Magic. To solve the game you as a fledgling wizard (...
by fuzzel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Disk and Tape images page problem
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Disk and Tape images page problem

Many thanks Lurkio, I can now search and download this way until the problem is fixed.
by fuzzel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Disk and Tape images page problem
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Disk and Tape images page problem

When I select Software then BBC Micro then Disk Images then Index by Filename I just get a white screen.
Is there a problem currently ? This happens in Chrome and Edge on my PC.
by fuzzel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: archive requests
Topic: TGM Magazine ??
Replies: 1
Views: 114

TGM Magazine ??

I'm not sure if this posting should be here or in the Adventures section but anyway.. Having finished(ish) Street Patroller 2 by Central Computing I've been reading the author's Programmer Profile where he (sounds like he's getting his own back) reviews three adventure columns, The Micro User, Zzap ...
by fuzzel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've now completed Street Patroller 2 although the game doesn't seem very impressed with my efforts (see screenshot). However, I recovered the stolen jewels, cleared my name, brought the thieves to justice and restored my battered bank balance. So what's not to like ? I'll type up my notes for CASA ...
by fuzzel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've managed to get through the maze which is probably the hardest one I've ever managed to negotiate. As far as I see it, mazes can be graded as follows from easy to hard: 1. Each maze location description is different. 2. The maze location description is the same but the exits are all different. 3...
by fuzzel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I'm back playing Street Patroller Remix and have encountered a maze, the like of which I don't think I've come across before.
I can see a lot of thought has gone into this game, even the maze is difficult.
by fuzzel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Graphic adventures
Replies: 17
Views: 873

Re: Graphic adventures

There were two adventures with graphics that I loved as a kid back in the 80's The first was Twin Kingdom Valley (I still have the cassette in the loft) which blew me away because of the number of locations (from memory I think it was around 175) but even more importantly, the number of different gr...
by fuzzel
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I think the best two unsolved games are Street Patroller (The Remix), a disc based text adventure, and Search for the lost Orb so those two should keep me going until well into the New Year. Next up though is Crown of Mardan, which was along with Quondam the only text adventures I had bitd which I d...
by fuzzel
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Just finished Street Patroller ! (Walkthrough to CASA later). I had to cheat right at the end to complete it though. Who would guess that you have to GET HOSTAGE to catch one of the thieves ? A few minor text issues aside (eg you are "flew" back to the island..) this was a decent sized adventure wit...
by fuzzel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

This Street Patroller (original) is proving a bit of a handful. Not only am I having to contend with having to find a place to rest when I get tired but there's a section of the way where you have to carry exactly the right ten objects to complete that section. I keep getting somewhere then having t...
by fuzzel
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Thanks for the Adventure Probe issues 8bitAG. There are a few missing so I'll patrol the web and see if I can find some of the missing ones. Having read and reread the Alice, The Mad Hatter, Merlin and Pendragon columns in the Micro User and Electron User I'm looking forward to reading what other re...
by fuzzel
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Interesting stuff 8bitAG ! I'd never heard of Adventure Probe magazine and certainly didn't realise that Barbara Gibb (who was once a regular on this website) actually edited it for a time (I wonder if she's found another obsession to fill her time these days). I found a list of back issues on the W...
by fuzzel
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 96
Views: 8906

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Wow ! It's now exactly six months since I last played Street Patroller 2 having got a bit bogged down just as the weather started to improve so spent more of my free time outdoors. I thought I'd ease myself back into it by having a go at the original Street Patroller. I managed to get through the in...
by fuzzel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Snowball review in Micro User
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Snowball review in Micro User

And Micro Adventurer has a review of Snowball on pages 22 to 23 of the December 1983 issue (issue 2).
by fuzzel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Snowball review in Micro User
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Snowball review in Micro User

The July 1984 issue of Crash (for Speccy users) has a review of Snowball in Derek Brewster's adventure column (pages 73,74). I think I'll download a big pile of Crash magazines because his columns contain a lot of adventure reviews and tips and some software houses released their games for a number ...
by fuzzel
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Snowball review in Micro User
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Snowball review in Micro User

Try the February 1984 issue. And as a special bonus Colossal Cave (sic) is also looked at too.
by fuzzel
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Larsoft
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Larsoft

I think I'll look through the code and see if I can find a routine to print the locations / messages / objects etc. That should allow me to see if there's anything more to the game than I've discovered so far. Perhaps Geoff had the intention to include some extra narratives / puzzles to the game (su...