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The Damsel and the Beast (ZX81)

The Damsel and the Beast ZX81 Title Screen.


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The Damsel and the Beast is an arcade adventure where you must search 35 rooms of a a darkened Palace to kill a Beast and rescue a Damsel before escaping the Palace. The whole Palace is in pitch blackness and you must move about feeling your way with walls appearing briefly if you hit them but you are shown if you have been in a place before. You have on your person a certain amount of clubs and torches, but step on a hole and you lose half of what you are carrying. Clubs allow you to knock down some walls or throw and you must have a least one or the game is ended as you cannot kill the Beast without one.

Torches shines a light in a straight line stopping when it hits a wall before going out. If the beast is woken then he will come looking for you and any trails he finds he will follow but the Beast must be killed before you can get the Damsel to follow you if you find her. Once the Beast is dead and the Princess is following you, you must find the exit before she starves to death. Before the game you have three skill levels and they are Easy, Medium and Difficult.


The Damsel and the Beast ZX81 Title Screen.
The Damsel and the Beast ZX81 Start of your quest.
The Damsel and the Beast ZX81 Next to a wall.

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FatherJack (62754) added The Damsel and the Beast (ZX81) on Jun 30, 2014