Home Computing Weekly


Curse Of The Seven Faces

Author: D.N.
Publisher: Artic Computing
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #98

This text adventure has on offer all the usual ingredients of dark caverns, interlinking rooms, objects to be picked up and discarded, secret messages, and rather boring text (no graphics of any sort to brighten up the screen).

For those wanting to try an adventure game for the first time, this doesn't stand out from the crowd, and for the experienced adventurer, it's all too easy.

It isn't all bad. You can "speak" to it with more than two words at a time. The program will accept propositions, so communication is closer to real English than most adventures. Pressing 'I' will present you with an inventory of all the items you have picked up on the way. There is a 'help' option which is supposed to give a hint of what to do next should you get stuck, but all it ever gave me was "You shouldn't need any help" - thanks!

You also get the option to save a game on tape, but I can't imagine many wanting to ever come back to it!

D.N.

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