Sinclair User

Curse Of The Seven Faces
By Artic Computing
Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #37

Curse Of The Seven Faces

Oh, dear. How many more times do us poor adventurers have to find and destroy the evil wizard?

Curse of the Seven Faces adopts the same old scenario by asking you to find the various items which comprise the average wizard's equipment.

The game is a text-only adventure. Tired story line apart, there are some positive features. The location descriptions are very full. Magic is used a lot and can be used to transport you from one section of play to another. Technically, the program is well produced.

Despite that, the game has little excitement as the puzzles are easy to solve. If you try to kill the Troll King with your small knife the screen simply tells you 'Nothing exciting happens'. Well, if I was a troll king I wouldn't take too kindly to being knifed. You begin to wonder whether the long descriptions have taken up space which could have been used for a spot of action.

All told, Curse Of The Seven Faces is disappointing but attractively produced. It could well be regarded as a beginner's adventure.

Richard Price

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