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DescriptionEden has been successfully colonised, by creating several domed cities. Society is rigidly functioning, unemployment, crime and poverty all non-existent. The economy functions on fines rather than taxes, making for a plethora of petty rules and no penal punishment. Robot employees make everything run cheaply. Body part reselling allows hospitals to turn a profit. Robots can even control human reproduction. The end result is a society in which humans have no useful role. Who would live in a 'paradise' like this?
The Worm In Paradise is the culmination of the Silicon Dreams series of interactive fiction. The Worm in Paradise is set about 50 years after the events of the previous game in the trilogy, Return to Eden. The game relies on strict timing and a day/night cycle (using a decimal clock with 10 100-minute hours) – return to your home before darkness falls, and don't expect robots to help with tasks which will not be finished in the day. Vital buildings can be located using colour-coded co-ordinates, but these change every time you load the game, so be careful to write them down.
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|Popular Computing Weekly||Commodore 64||Jan 09, 1986||100|
|Popular Computing Weekly||BBC Micro||Jan 09, 1986||100|
|Popular Computing Weekly||MSX||Jan 09, 1986||100|
|Popular Computing Weekly||Atari 8-bit||Jan 09, 1986||100|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Mar, 1986||100|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||MSX||Apr, 1986||9.5 out of 10||95|
|Amtix!||Amstrad CPC||Jan, 1986||91 out of 100||91|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Mar, 1986||9 out of 10||90|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Feb, 1986||90 out of 100||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1986||9 out of 10||90|
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- February 1986 (issue #17) - Included in the list Spectrum Collection (the best Spectrum ZX games since 1985 by editorial staff choice)
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