Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

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Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:14 pm

Inspired by the random search facility upgrade :) and @WIWC's old WoS thread, I thought I'd challenge myself to have a crack at the odd text adventure now and again as I don't think I played all that many BITD.

Realistically I'm unlikely to finish any, so I don't mind spoilers and may look up hints if I get stuck. Basically if I've played it a few times over a couple of weeks I'm going to consider that a resounding success.

Anyway, this month's pick is:

Time Quest

...a Quill'd budget adventure from 1985. It got 6/10 in Crash, could be worse.

From the instructions and the review it seems to be a Lords of Time/Eureka type affair, where you have to traverse between time zones to stop a lunatic from getting his hand on a load of weapons.

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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:36 pm

Well, I've had a few goes at this so far.

It's not bad. Have died a few times. At least not from thirst or hunger though. The first time was after leaving the time machine door open when attempting to time travel, oops...

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Have only wandered around the first time zone, which appears to be a medieval setting.

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I'm guessing the author just had "The Quill" and didn't have "The Illustrator", as the graphics are constructed from the standard Speccy font/graphics and form part of the location description. There are pics for just about every location I've been to, though some are a bit sketchy (the above pic is one of the better ones).

One plus point is that you seem to get a response when you EXAMine things, rather than the standard "You see nothing special" response.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:27 am

I have problems with the gun. I can't remove the safety latch.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:14 pm

I'd forgotten I'd picked up that gun.

I was trying to fight the knight with a crowbar. No wonder I died.

[Edit: Someone else is playing it too? Wahaay..!]
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:53 pm

Wow, who's that?

I only ignored the knight.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:13 pm

Ah... "TURN CATCH OFF".

The first time the knight followed me and killed me.

Then I played it again and he got bored and wandered off.

...Maybe because I appear to be a knight now.

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Who am I to ignore the advice of "Merlin Leclerc". I thought I'd better go back to the time machine and try the next time zone.

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(cough) typo (cough)

OK, so time zone B, looks like I can only head east through a dark tunnel towards some light. Wonder where I'll end up?

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If ever there was an...

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...moment...
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by Morkin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:23 pm

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Aaargh....!!
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by damieng » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:56 am

Oh, this is bringing back memories.

I had this on cassette back in the early days of my Spectrum ownership. The tape and inlay looked home-made "Scorpio Gamesworld" and IIRC it was a freebie/discount for joining some kind of subscription games club.

Was pretty confusing and I don't remember completing it. I think that earliest achievement went to Sherlock which was a lot slicker.

Still, nice seeing it back.
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by 8BitAG » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:30 am

Should've let the tigers munch on the gladiator, rather than you. :)
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Re: Text adventure attempt 01 - February 2019

Post by WIWC » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 pm

Mork, great job, but don't show the solutions to the puzzles, pls.
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