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Welcome to Game of the Week! Each week there will be a new featured game on this page. The game may be good, average or diabolically bad, it really doesn't matter! Just look at the pics, read the text and enjoy the nostalgia! :-) Game of the Week! is open to contributions so if you would like to contribute a game article for this page you're more than welcome to! Every article we receive will be considered!

The Mystery of the Lost Sheep
1987 Central Computing
By ?

Most text of the present article comes from the review published in the twenty fourth issue of the British C64 magazine ZZAP!64 (street date: March 12th, 1987).


Central Computing

ell, this is rather original, I must say. As a farmer you have lost your sheep and as an adventurer you must cope with a number of rather unusual puzzles in an attempt to find them.

You don't get much help from the inlay, which really doesn't tell you a lot more than the paragraph above, but throughout the game there are helpful HINTS for the asking. I found myself asking for them quite a bit to start with, when I found myself in a field full of 'prombles'.

A 'promble' is a creature a bit like a sheep with a 'weird tail' and try as I could I simply couldn't make any progress -- I attacked the prombles, I waved at the prombles, I talked to the prombles, I did just everything to the b****y prombles. Nothing doing. Finally, I ate one and was rewarded with a couple of bones. These I stuck together to make a spade and my travels begun.

The game is text-only and presents itself as being a little old-fashioned, but there are a number of nice touches and it's certainly very original in tone. At the top of a mountain, 'You are surrounded by a Bad Attitude' -- I'll say you are. And elsewhere you may even glimpse 'Holiness Itself'.

Central Computing can be reached at 61 Beech Road, Gillway, Tamworth, Staffs B79 8QQ -- but they didn't tell me how much the game was. One of the reviews quoted on the inlay refers to a price of four pounds. If this is the case I'd suggest that it's marginally overpriced, but still worth checking out if you're fed up with dragons and other more traditional fare.

Atmosphere 62%
Interaction 55%
Lasting Interest 58%

Value for Money




If you want a walkthrough, visit
Jacob Gunness
' Classic Adventures Solution Archive or
Martin Brunner's C64 Adventure Game Solutions Site

Htmlized by Dimitris Kiminas (5 Feb 2005)

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