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by fuzzel
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

Thanks Kevin, you'll be pleased to hear I'm enjoying the game immensely. I've managed to escape from the first section of the game but have got a bit stuck in the second section. I keep dying of thirst due to the bucket I'm carrying around having a hole in it. Never mind, I shall persevere. Would yo...
by fuzzel
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

Very sneaky this game. There are a couple of locations in the main section of the game where there's an object hidden in the main description.
Reminds me of What's Eeyore's and the bread in the King's Orchard - I needed help to find that one.
by fuzzel
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

I've now explored this mystery game for a few hours and mapped the first 30 odd locations. I've collected a handful of objects, met my end in several interesting ways and solved my first puzzle ! The presence of a ram save / load function (STORE / RESTORE) suggests it was made around 1987 or later (...
by fuzzel
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

I've just started exploring the game and you're right lurkio, it is very professionally done. Most locations have a decent amount of descriptive text. The colon at the command prompt reminds me of some of the earlier Acornsoft games by Peter Killworth - Doom, Philosophers Quest and Castle of Riddles...
by fuzzel
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Search for the Lost Orb
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Search for the Lost Orb

Just done a few searches including The Micro User and can't find it anywhere. I'm assuming it's an amateur production as there are no copyright messages in the initial loader file or on running the game proper.
by fuzzel
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Pendragon
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

Re: Pendragon

Hi aerworuld, I've just tried clicking on one of the links to your Electron site but the links are now dead.

Can I view the web pages elsewhere ?
by fuzzel
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

I was a regular buyer of banana discs, they must have advertised in the Micro User.
Is my memory playing tricks or did they smell of bananas (a marketing gimmick) ? Or maybe the plastic had a strong smell.
by fuzzel
Fri May 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Fugitive's Quest
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Fugitive's Quest

I've done a bit of research about this game and it looks as though it was written by Jonathan Evans who wrote The Cube of Zoth, a nice little game which I played last year.
by fuzzel
Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Fugitive's Quest
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Fugitive's Quest

I'd love to help but I'm not familiar with this one. A quick google suggests it's an Archimedes game by Robico.
I'll download a copy if I can find one and have a go tomorrow.
Incidentally, does anyone have a list of Robico games across all micros ?
by fuzzel
Sun May 13, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

Thanks for the tips Lee. Reading through their list of games, I will of course have to play Adventureland; it should make for quite an interesting contrast with Level 9's Colossal Adventure..
by fuzzel
Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

I always thought that these old Scott Adams / Adventure Soft / Digital Fantasia games were so simple and unadorned that they'd be pretty easy to solve so I tended to avoid them. Oddly, despite them being about as pared back as it is possible to be (I'm sure they must have been originally written for...
by fuzzel
Sun May 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Did these games exist, or am I going mad?!

I'd go through all your old discs if I were you. You never know, there may be some of the "long-lost" games among them:

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... es#p192796
by fuzzel
Fri May 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

The Count is definitely a very good game. Atmospheric and also quite difficult - I've been stuck now since teatime yesterday but will persevere.
If only I could find that torch somewhere......
by fuzzel
Wed May 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

Wow! The Count is good! I imagine I'm going to get stuck every 5 minutes in this one (I hope so anyway). At £7.95 a pop (80's prices) you'd hope for a longer game than Pirate Adventure was.
by fuzzel
Wed May 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

Just solved Pirate Adventure ! Wasn't as straightforward as I was expecting, I had a dilemna with the bottle of rum as it seemed to have two conflicting uses, giving it to the drunken pirate or emptying it to catch the fish. I'll not spoil it for anyone else who's thinking of playing it though. Inci...
by fuzzel
Wed May 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please
Replies: 22
Views: 1126

Re: Adventure Soft / Scott Adams recommendations please

I'm finally going to have a crack at Pirate Adventure this afternoon. Wish me luck everyone, I hear it's a tricky little customer.....
by fuzzel
Mon May 07, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've now been playing SPR for a few days. Thanks to Iamaran for the cassette inlays by the way. Thanks also to Barbara Gibb for the review in the June 1990 issue of the Micro User which contains some interesting background to the game and some useful tips on handling the clock within the game. There...
by fuzzel
Fri May 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Quite a find this one (Street Patroller Remix). This guy Simon Maren likes to incorporate modern towns in his adventures doesn't he? For a minute I thought I was back in It's Magic. It has a few humorous nods to the first game, see below:
SPR.jpg
by fuzzel
Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

It's great fun Lee ! Apart from the reviews of It's Magic in The Micro User and Electron User does anyone have any game documentation or adverts for any of the Central Computing games ? I notice there are some ads on the Street Patroller Remix disc for their other games, quite a polished disc that o...
by fuzzel
Fri May 04, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Time to start Street Patroller Remix by Simon Maren and Central Computing. If It's Magic ! is anything to go by this should be a good one. It was also released after It's Magic so hopes are now even higher ! I wonder if Simon also wrote the original Street Patroller or whether he took inspiration fr...
by fuzzel
Wed May 02, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Thought I'd start Stranded on Iloofrax by Potter to have a break from Twin Orbs of Aalinor but I've finished it already ! There must have been approximately 45 locations and 15 or so objects, a gentle stroll compared to Twin Orbs. I'll type up the solution and upload to CASA later on. There are a fe...
by fuzzel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've now downloaded the Electron tape version of the game and loaded that up to play on Beebem. Unfortunately, that hasn't helped. The only clues I have about the wooden platform and the trapdoor is that when you throw most objects in this location they get thrown up through the trapdoor - "It lande...
by fuzzel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've now made some decent progress on this game and probably taken it as far as I can until I can get into the loft in the Granary or get through the trapdoor on the wooden platform in the Castle. I've tried using the ladder (broken and fixed) all to no avail. I'm now considering the possibility tha...
by fuzzel
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Re: The Twin Orbs of Aalinor: Unfortunately, there's a downside to playing unsolved text adventures. Could someone please help me to either get into the loft in the Granary or to get through the trapdoor on the wooden platform in the Castle ? As I mentioned earlier I have a (mended) ladder but it's ...
by fuzzel
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I'm having my first dabble with Potter Programs' adventures which I guess were written primarily for the Acorn Electron as they are played in a none teletext mode. Not ideal but anyway.. The one I'm playing is The Twin Orbs of Aalinor, which I'm happy to report is a little gem of a game albeit with ...
by fuzzel
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: The Quill
Replies: 22
Views: 4542

Re: The Quill

I've just started playing Potter Programs' Twin Orbs of Aalinor (nice game by the way) and I wondered if it had been written using The Quill like some other games by Potter. This led me on to thinking, is it possible to take a Quill game and decompile it back into the Quill so you can view room desc...
by fuzzel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I've just finished Lost City and will post the solution to CASA. That's all the Superior Software adventures with solutions on CASA now.
by fuzzel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Just solved it myself, seems to happen quite a lot that.
by fuzzel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: adventures
Topic: Unfinished Text Adventures
Replies: 72
Views: 5399

Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

I'm having a break from Cops to play Lost City by Superior, a nifty little Mode 7 text adventure with some Mode 7 graphics thrown in.
However, I'm now stuck in the jungle and can't get past the rhinos. Has anyone played this and can give me a clue ?
by fuzzel
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: adventures
Topic: Island of Xaan by Robico - 64k version ??
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Island of Xaan by Robico - 64k version ??

In the May 1988 issue of Electron User, in the Problems Solved section, there's mention of a special 64k version of Island of Xaan.
Does this actually exist ? If so, I'd love to play it (obviously) !