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presents:



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ONE OFF

 

Most text of the present article comes from the feature on noteworthy adventure games by Steve Cooke (The White Wizard), as published in the ninth issue of the British C64 magazine ZZAP!64 (Christmas 1985).

The White Wizard's
Christmas Checklist
 

Adventures are quite a different kettle of fish to
arcade games. The latter come and go and are soon forgotten, but a good adventure really stands the test of time. So, if you're wondering what to buy for Christmas, why not check out your collection against the following list of Wizard Rated games?

Although it's difficult to recommend games without reservation (since people's opinions vary so widely about any game, no matter how popular it may appear) I can personally recommend the following games as being a cut above average.

Three stars by a game indicates an essential purchase, two stars a hot contender and one star a program worth considering if you (or someone else) has cash to spare. Go on, spoil yourself!

 
 

BEATLE QUEST *
Number 9, 9.95 - Quiled curiosity

SORCERER OF CLAYMORGUE CASTLE **
Adventure International, 9.95 - Scott Adams

PIRATE ADVENTURE *
Adventure International, see note - Scott Adams

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

VOODOO CASTLE *
Adventure International, see note - Scott Adams

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

SECRET MISSION *
Adventure International, see note - Used to be called Mission Impossible

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

ADVENTURELAND **
Adventure International, see note - Scott Adams bargain classic

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

SPIDERMAN **
Adventure International, see note - Marvel super game

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

THE HULK **
Adventure International, see note - Tricky Marvel game

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

GREMLINS **
Adventure International, 9.95 - You've seen the film

WAXWORKS **
Adventure International, see note - Underrated Brian Howarth game

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

TEN LITTLE INDIANS **
Adventure International, see note - Digital Fantasia vintage

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

TIME MACHINE **
Adventure International, see note - More Digital Fantasia vintage

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

GOLDEN BATON *
Adventure International, see note - Ancient classic

Note: Adventure International are offering double pack bargains
on some of their older games, check them for details.

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD **
Adventure International, 9.95 - Great pics, poor parser

SEAS OF BLOOD ***
Adventure International, 9.95 - Bloodthirsty fun

HEROES OF KARN ***
Interceptor, 7.00 - Classic with pics and music

EMPIRE OF KARN **
Interceptor, 7.00 - Sequel to the Heroes

LORDS OF TIME ***
Level 9, 9.95 - Great text only game

SNOWBALL **
Level 9, 9.95 - Very tricky, text only

RETURN TO EDEN ***
Level 9, 9.95 - Graphics, sequel to Snowball

COLOSSAL ADVENTURE ***
Level 9, 9.95 - Best version of the great original

DUNGEON ADVENTURE **
Level 9, 9.95 - Subterranean, text only

ADVENTURE QUEST **
Level 9, 9.95 - More Middle Earth devilry

RED MOON ***
Level 9, 9.95 - Excellent magical graphics game

EMERALD ISLE *
Level 9, 6.95 - Easier Level 9 game

DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE **
Mosaic, 9.95 - Reams of amusing text

ERIK THE VIKING **
Mosaic, 9.95 - Level 9 programmed Viking saga

SECRET OF ST BRIDES *
Audiogenic, 6.95 - Quilled story of naughty girls

ZORK I, II & III ***
Infocom/Commodore, 11.99 each - Classic underground empire series

HITCH HIKERS GUIDE
TO THE GALAXY
***
Infocom/Softsel, 31.45 - Excellent adaptation

SORCERER ***
Infocom/Softsel, 42.15 - Brilliant magical tale

SUSPECT ***
Infocom/Softsel, see note - Astounding character interaction

Note: Details of distribution are currently unclear. Watch out for more news in next issue.

HOBBIT (disk) ***
Melbourne House, 17.95 - Enhanced version worth the extra cash

SHERLOCK **
Melbourne House, 14.95 - Tricky, flawed, but otherwise brill

CASTLE OF TERROR **
Melbourne House, 9.95 - Good pics and music

HOBBIT (tape) **
Melbourne House, 14.95 - Includes the book

MORDON'S QUEST *
Melbourne House, 6.95 - Text only classic style game

VALKYRIE 17 **
Palace Software, 9.99 - Logical derring-do up in the mountains

CRYSTAL FROG *
Sentient, 2.99 - Bargain at the price

WITCH'S CAULDRON **
Mikro-Gen, 7.95 - Excellent graphics

SUBSUNK **
Firebird, 1.99 - Bargain Quilled game with graphics

DALLAS QUEST **
US Gold, 14.95 - Great pics, good game

MINDSHADOW ***
Activision, 9.99 - Good pics

TRACER SANCTION *
Activision, 14.99 - Fun through the centuries

EUREKA! **
Domark, 14.95 - Text, graphics, magic mega game

WRATH OF MAGRA ***
Mastertronic, 7.99 - A real blockbuster of a game

[Note from GB64: We are not sure a C64 version of this was released.]

 

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