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Africa Gardens (ZX Spectrum)

Africa Gardens ZX Spectrum This picture is displayed at the star of the game when loading is nearly complete. It doesn't look creepy does it, perhaps it will be OK to stay here


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Africa Gardens is a text adventure game with graphics that was written using 'The Quill' Adventure Generator.

The game is set in an old Victorian hotel. The game starts with a message from the hotel management welcoming the player to the Africa Gardens and wishing them an enjoyable stay. Ominously it concludes "Indeed Mr Robinson hopes you may be among his many guests who never feel they can leave". This takes the player straight into the heart of the story, the mystery of Africa Gardens and its missing guests.

As the player explores the hotel they will come across objects that can be picked up. However as only a couple of objects can be carried at any one time an important part of the game is to remember where objects are and ensure that the player has the correct object in their possession before attempting anything risky.

The game does have keep score as the player progresses, certain actions will increase the score by, say 5% while others will decrease it. The game also has a save feature and can save to tape or disc.


Africa Gardens ZX Spectrum Then, before the game starts, some instructions and objectives.
Africa Gardens ZX Spectrum Here's a vase.
Africa Gardens ZX Spectrum It's not enough to say 'Get Candle' The correct command is 'Get Waxcandle'. It came alight immediately because the matches were being carried
Africa Gardens ZX Spectrum The start of the game. Once you enter the hotel there's only one way out...

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Crash! May, 1984 84 out of 100 84


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piltdown_man (76909) added Africa Gardens (ZX Spectrum) on Mar 09, 2011