and that the game is also for children, I thought it
fitting to place it in the hands of an elf who happens
to be staying in my castle so that she might play with
it and afterwards apprise me of her opinion on its merits.
about ten minutes she came looking very annoyed and
complained bitterly that it only had three locations.
At this tearful outburst I thought I'd better take a
hand in its viewing myself and when I tried playing
it I found the child was apparently not lying.
as an experienced Wizard, it occurred to me, as it might
to you dear reader, that surely there must be more to
this than met the eye -- something must be behind this
small exterior? Not wanting that young female Super
Gran to get the better of me, I set to work.
I took a good look around and found myself on a field.
I'm no expert at these minor activities, but I recognised
it for a football pitch. As nothing much seemed to be
happening, I got rather vicious with a football and
some goalposts. This luckily paid off and within a few
very frustrating minutes, I was off into the higher
part of the adventure. After playing for a bit longer
and four locations later, I was back at the start. What
am I supposed to do? On trying to get back into the
higher part of the adventure I died without much of
a couple more plays I have decided that this is one
of the most disappointing of Brian Howarth's releases.
The vocabulary is extraordinarily limited indeed, and
the responses exceedingly unhelpful. On standing on
the football pitch I am told YOU SEE SOME GOALPOSTS.
Like most keen adventurers, I am accustomed to divining
the meaning behind the most ordinary of objects as well
as the odd, so I asked to EXAMINE GOALPOSTS,
only to be told I couldn't because THEY AREN'T HERE.
This is plainly silly, either they are or they are not
here. Still, it's always best to test a hypothesis is
some physical manner, and the game evidently agreed
in as much as it then allowed me to kick them and collect
the crossbar resultingly knocked off by my aggression!
graphics are not very good at all, and although they
might be considered by an adult good enough to convince
a little child, my elven friend felt slighted by their
inadequacy. Speaking of which, if this is an adventure
for children, then I don't think many will get past
the first three locations. The puzzles involved are
a bit too obscure for your average Wizard, let alone
your average youngster, it gave me enough problems!