Written by  :  Pix (1205)
Written on  :  Jun 05, 2008
Platform  :  Apple II
Rating  :  2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

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An above average adventure game for its time.

The Good

Every location is shown in graphics on the screen. These graphics are pretty good for 1984 and some of the screens are also animated.

The text is quite well written and the game is not too hard so its never frustrating.

The games manual is written in the style of a game-book. All the paths end up in the same place but you can take different routes to get there.

The Bad

The screens are quite slow to draw, and I ended up turning them off for all the locations I'd been in before. Also each screen loads from the disk every time you visit it to slow things down more (even with the graphics off).

There is a maze section - mazes are a pet hate of mine in any adventure game.

The 2 arcade game sections are really poor.

The Bottom Line

This is a decent enough adventure game considering its age, but with nothing in particular to recommend it in 2008. If I wasn't on a quest to blog my way through every Origin game, I wouldn't have bothered with it.