Home Computing Weekly


Barrowquest
By Cases Computer Simulations
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #92

Sold as an adventure game, this is not what most people would expect of an adventure. It is more like a fusion of maze and adventure games and has much more in common with the Valley.

The action takes place in real time and you have a graphical screen showing location and type of land that surrounds you. The aim is to recover Sartrak's Stone and in order to do so you must wander all over the Borderland collecting the objects and tools that will allow you do so.

A great deal of the searching is in barrows, the burial mounds of a race now long dead. These comprise a number of labyrinthine passages and levels and there are only two ways out. The first is to enter another barrow, the second to find some x-pills and walk through a wall.

There are plenty of monsters who don't like the look of you, and a number of weapons to find which appear on the screen when collected. The save game facility is essential in this good but not terribly addictive game.

D.C.

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