Level 9's Fantasy

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Level 9's Fantasy

Post by fuzzel » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:31 pm

According to CASA, Fantasy was Level 9's first shot at an adventure type game. Does anyone know of its existence on any platform ?
I'd love to play it of course, if it happened to be a text adventure I'd be interested in porting it to the beeb...

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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by 8bitAG » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:00 pm

I'm not actually sure where that reference to the game 'Fantasy' comes from. It's not mentioned in the earliest Level 9 advertising we've found.

Edit: Ah, it is referenced in Richard Hewison's article on Level 9 that came from the 90s, so I guess it really was a thing. Don't think it was a text adventure, though.

Edit 2: Here's the quote about Fantasy from the Austin's... it comes from a Sinclair User interview...
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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by 8bitAG » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:24 pm

'Fantasy' is not listed in any of the (many) early Level 9 adverts I've seen.

I've managed to dig out an even earlier Level 9 advert than we found in the other thread...

Practical Computing 1981 November 11
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This seems to refer to a more general genre of fantasy games that they're selling.

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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by 8bitAG » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:25 pm

Aha! :)

From... https://archive.org/details/monroeoc882 ... up/search/
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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by fuzzel » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Excellent detective work 8bitAG. I was just about to send off my SAE to Level 9 for the catalogue!
Surely someone out there has a copy of Fantasy for the Nascom 1 and 2 ? Also, could someone recommend some Nascom emulator / software sites please ? In particular I'd like to play the 16k version of Colossal Adventure if possible.

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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by Pernod » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:13 pm

fuzzel wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Also, could someone recommend some Nascom emulator / software sites please ? In particular I'd like to play the 16k version of Colossal Adventure if possible.
All are working in MAME, both 16K and 32K version of Colossal available from http://www.nascomhomepage.com/#TheNascomRepository
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Unfortunately not aware of Fantasy being dumped :(
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Re: Level 9's Fantasy

Post by 8bitAG » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:15 pm

fuzzel wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 pm
In particular I'd like to play the 16k version of Colossal Adventure if possible.
Sadly, no sign of Fantasy. This appears to be the main source for Nascom stuff, and has both the 16K and 32K versions of Colossal Adventure.
http://www.nascomhomepage.com/

It's absolutely amazing (and sad) how much of the history of a big, well-known software house like Level 9 is unarchived!

No 16K version of Adventure Quest seems to survive across any of the formats.

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