Silicon Dreams

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This interactive fiction game is a trilogy of the Level 9's adventures Snowball, Return to Eden, and Worm in Paradise. These had previously been released for some but not all of these systems.

Silicon Dreams can be played as three separate games, but to obtain the maximum number of points, you must complete them in order (carrying your score from one adventure to the next). Snowball has graphics for the first time, and the other two games have more graphics than before, and some longer text descriptions are added to all 3 games.

Snowball: As Kim Kimberley, your mission is to safeguard the colonization ship Snowball 9 and its passengers. When you are awakened prematurely from hibernation, you know something's wrong!

Return to Eden: Your objective is to get into the new city of Enoch, and stop the Eden robots from destroying Snowball 9.

Worm in Paradise: You have to find as much information about the city as possible, obtain money, and then become a member of the governing party of Eden.


Silicon Dreams Atari ST Worm in Paradise: starting location
Silicon Dreams Amstrad CPC Starting Snowball.
Silicon Dreams Atari ST Return to Eden: at a river bank. The helicopter in search of the player mentioned here annoyingly often appears
Silicon Dreams Atari ST Snowball: counter with android

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Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 94 out of 100 94
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Mar, 1987 78 out of 100 78
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Sinclair QL port

Manuals for the European releases of the trilogy contain loading instructions for a Sinclair Ql version. Hard evidence for an actual commercial release seems absent though - the port doesn't appear on later Level 9 price lists for example, and also appears to be unknown in QL circles.

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