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Gremlins: The Adventure

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Description

Based on the movie of the same name, Gremlins: The Adventure is an interactive fiction game by Brian Howarth, author of the Mysterious Adventures series. Players take the role of Billy, who has already been tricked into feeding Gizmo after midnight, and now Kingston Falls is in danger of being overrun with Gremlins. With Gizmo's help, Billy must save the town before it is too late.

There are some animated graphics in this one. The game has less than 50 locations, though time is a factor - the gremlins home in on Billy with every move he makes, so there is no chance to dawdle. The design means that deaths are more frequent than in most adventures. It uses the same parser as the other Adventure International games of this era.

The BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, and Commodore C16 versions are text only.

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Gremlins: The Adventure ZX Spectrum They're everywhere
Gremlins: The Adventure ZX Spectrum Killed the gremlin
Gremlins: The Adventure ZX Spectrum Notice that it's fried
Gremlins: The Adventure ZX Spectrum A high-tech kitchen

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Tilt Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Tilt Amstrad CPC Sep, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Tilt ZX Spectrum Sep, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jun, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Contributed to by Rola (6598), Martin Smith (63197) and mocagh (2667)