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Graal

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:01 pm
by Andre Leao
An italian MIA now preserved on Planeta Sinclair...

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https://planetasinclair.blogspot.com/20 ... l-mia.html

Re: Graal

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:03 pm
by Ralf
I had a look.

Some advice:
- to download it click "aqui"
- then load it in emulator by LOAD "" CODE

As for the game itself, it's quite competent Manic Miner/Jest Set Willy clone written in machine code with proffesional inlay, pixel movement, ingame music and all the stuff that was considered cool in 1983. Unfortunately it's rather unplayable due to "impossible" difficulty level. It took me about 20 attempts just to walk out of first screen.

It's an interesting find anyway. Check it, nad maybe unlikeme, you'll enjoy the gameplay :)

Re: Graal

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:47 pm
by richl
I might just really suck at this game but maaaan it is unforgiving! Even just getting the game to start by pressing Enter seems to involve some special skill! Parsifal seems to be extremely allergic to acorns and water so I dunno why he thinks he's likely to survive alive skulls, snakes, wizards, skeletons etc, let along the sadly famous breath of the dragon. I'd not bother looking for the graal (or grail?) if I were him. He's just not cut out for this sort of thing.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up on this André :)

Re: Graal

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:51 pm
by Andre Leao
Ralf wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:03 pm
I had a look.

Some advice:
- to download it click "aqui"
- then load it in emulator by LOAD "" CODE

As for the game itself, it's quite competent Manic Miner/Jest Set Willy clone written in machine code with proffesional inlay, pixel movement, ingame music and all the stuff that was considered cool in 1983. Unfortunately it's rather unplayable due to "impossible" difficulty level. It took me about 20 attempts just to walk out of first screen.

It's an interesting find anyway. Check it, nad maybe unlikeme, you'll enjoy the gameplay :)
Unplayable is the right word ;)

Re: Graal

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:54 pm
by Ralf
By the way, don't you think this Parsifal look quite girly on the inlay ? :lol: