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Ten Little Indians (ZX Spectrum)

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Number 10 in the Mysterious Adventures series of interactive fiction is inspired by the Agatha Christie book "And Then There were None". The player's aim is to find the gold statue, formed by Major Johnstone-Smythe from most of his assets shortly before his death. The Major also made 10 worthless copies in various colours, and hid them in and around his mansion. Only the 10 'little indian' figurines, assembled together, would reveal the location of the final golden one. These figurines are hidden behind and under ordinary household objects, and in various hiding places.

Around this time, Scott Adams' game engine was redone to allow complete sentences instead of the more primitive 2-word input that had been used previously. Brian Howarth gained the chance to use this in the Mysterious Adventures games, although early versions of the game may have still used the cruder parser.


Ten Little Indians ZX Spectrum The game starts here. The picture is drawn quite slowly. It starts out all red and the black areas are added last. After the picture is complete the text is displayed
Ten Little Indians ZX Spectrum This is the game's title screen. It is displayed while the game is loading
Ten Little Indians ZX Spectrum So I've worked out that I'm on a train. The train has stopped, how do I get off?
Ten Little Indians ZX Spectrum The first question that the player is asked is if a previously saved game is to be loaded. In this case it's not ...

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Martin Smith (63107) added Ten Little Indians (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 06, 2007
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