Finders Keepers (Mastertronic) Review | Computer Gamer - Everygamegoing

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Finders Keepers
By Mastertronic
Commodore 16/Plus 4

Published in Computer Gamer #21

Finders Keepers

Serving under the King of Isbisima, you, the 'magic knight, have been asked to find a birthday present for his daughter, the delightfully named Princess Germitrude.

Being the honourable knight that you are, you report to the King who then transports you to the Castle of Spriteland where you must find and return a special gift for his daughter.

The game opens with the knight in a vast part of the castle's interior. Prowling around are many ghosts of the Queen's former relatives and some rather odd-looking creations. The treasures are located on different platforms but access to the valuable ones can be quite difficult.

As well as the many gems to find, there are also a number of worthless objects such as piles of mud and lead to stumble across. Having got various objects you can trade with a mysterious man who will exchange goods for cash.

As with many other games of the type the principal skills required involve mainly jumping, picking up and dropping. The major problem is avoiding the energy-sapping creatures who roam around and take large amounts of your strength away with the faintest of contacts.

Finders Keepers certainly has some nice features, particularly the graphics and sound, with a huge maze being a definite highlight of a substantially enjoyable game.