General info for: Beatle Quest
Title:
Beatle Quest
Original Release Year:
Original Publisher:
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Maximum Players:
1
Original Price:
£9.95
Known Errors:
Bugfix provided by Einar Saukas and Bandit:
  • The game cannot be completed because of a bug which prevents the gun being discovered in the circus. The problem is that it was originally written for a "Quill A" database but converted to a "Quill C" database (presumably so that it could include Illustrator graphics). The gun discovery sequence is controlled by flag 28, which is reset every turn since it became a reserved flag in "Quill C". This problem can be solved reusing flag 21 (that controls finding the jar) for the gun also, since the jar is a requirement for accessing the gun location. Both cases are originally implemented as follows:
    7a18: GET JAR:
    7482: AT 112 ;at location 112?
    7484: EQ 21 1 ;flag 21=1?
    7488: MESSAGE 99 ;"Sorry, but you've had your quota of miracles."
    748a: DONE

    7a1c: GET JAR:
    748c: AT 112 ;at location 112?
    748e: ZERO 21 ;flag 21=0?
    7491: CREATE 12 ;create jar
    7493: GET 12 ;get jar
    7495: PLUS 21 1 ;set flag 21=1
    7498: PLUS 30 3 ;increase score
    749b: MESSAGE 98 ;"Miraculously, your wish is granted."
    749d: DONE

    7830: EXAM DROP:
    6f8a: AT 127 ;at location 127?
    6f8c: EQ 28 31 ;flag 28=31?
    6f90: MESSAGE 31 ;"You find nothing of interest."

    7834: EXAM DROP:
    6f93: AT 127 ;at location 127?
    6f95: EQ 28 30 ;flag 28=30?
    6f99: PLUS 28 1 ;set flag 28=31
    6f9c: CREATE 30 ;create gun
    6f9e: PLUS 30 3 ;increase score
    6fa1: DESC ;describe

    7838: EXAM DROP:
    6fa3: AT 127 ;at location 127?
    6fa5: ZERO 28 ;flag 28=0?
    6fa8: PLUS 28 30 ;set flag 28=30
    6fab: PLUS 30 3 ;increase score
    6fae: MESSAGE 195 ;"Very smelly and full of lumps."
    The following patch fixes this problem:
    7a18: GET JAR:
    7482: AT 112
    7484: GT 21 0 ;POKE 29828,14:POKE 29830,0
    7488: MESSAGE 99
    748a: DONE

    7a1c: GET JAR:
    748c: AT 112
    748e: ZERO 21
    7491: CREATE 12
    7493: GET 12
    7495: PLUS 21 1
    7498: PLUS 30 3
    749b: MESSAGE 98
    749d: DONE

    7830: EXAM DROP:
    6f8a: AT 127
    6f8c: EQ 21 254 ;POKE 28557,21:POKE 28558,254
    6f90: MESSAGE 31

    7834: EXAM DROP:
    6f93: AT 127
    6f95: EQ 21 255 ;POKE 28566,21:POKE 28567,255
    6f99: MINUS 21 1 ;POKE 28569,34:POKE 28570,21
    6f9c: CREATE 30
    6f9e: PLUS 30 3
    6fa1: DESC

    7838: EXAM DROP:
    6fa3: AT 127
    6fa5: LT 21 2 ;POKE 28581,15:POKE 28582,21:POKE 28583,2
    6fa9: SET 21 ;POKE 28584,255:POKE 28585,31:POKE 28586,21
    6fab: PLUS 30 3
    6fae: MESSAGE 195

Modified "BUGFIX" file provided by Einar Saukas.
Other platforms:
Original WoS Score:
6.75 (4 votes)

Beatle Quest screenshot
Beatle Quest screenshot

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Number 9 Software (UK)
1985
BeatleQuest(BUGFIX).tzx.zip
English
(BUGFIX)
Number 9 Software (UK)
1985
BeatleQuest.tap.zip
English
Number 9 Software (UK)
1985
BeatleQuest.tzx.zip
English

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Type: People
Original Name: The Beatles

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