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In Search Of Angels
By 8th Day
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #88

In this budget-priced, text only adventure, you play the part of Cobol, a James Bond type secret agent. You must solve the mystery of a stolen communications satellite and the connected death of a C.I.A. agent. You start in London - you can either go by taxi to Heathrow airport (and catch a plane to Brazil - the only place you can go to from London) or go to the British embassy. Here, you boss Omega will give you a Ferrari with built-in guided missiles. This is necessary in Brazil as a variety of people will try to kill you.

This is not of the same standard as other 8th Day adventures. The game leads you to doing what the author wants. You have no choice. You cannot explore very much, which is half the fun of adventures. You often cannot go back to previous locations, indicating poor use of The Quill, with which it was obviously written.

The game is too easy and I do not recommend it, even at the cheap price. Try another game from the same series.

The instructions are excellent.