Spoof (Runesoft) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

Home Computing Weekly

By Runesoft
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #81

A "Quilled" all text adventure, Spoof is funny!

You play the part of YawNing, setting forth to seek the magic dragon Spoof. The trouble is that as soon as you get stuck into your adventure, people keep giving you extra tasks. There's a rather familiar Doctor who wants a pan for his time machine, for example.

The descriptions are very evocative, and there are some nice touches like the ringing phone which can be answered, the boat journey across the Essential Ocean, and the cryptic help messages.

And the humour? For a start you acquire an adventure kit, the main component of which seems to be sticking plaster, the three headed vulture who requires all manner of things, including a Princess's dress to let you through, the response from the computer when you find the dress and put it on and so on! The best advice is not to kiss frogs and don't panic!

Overall an amusing departure from the adventure norm and well worth a look, were it not for the exorbitant price. How can Runesoft justify this when they use someone else's program to create their own in half the time? Naughty.


Other Spectrum 48K Game Reviews By D.M.

  • Hyper Sports Front Cover
    Hyper Sports
  • Type-Rope Front Cover
  • Hotline Quiz Front Cover
    Hotline Quiz
  • Screenplay Front Cover
  • Gener-80 Front Cover
  • Base Invaders Front Cover
    Base Invaders
  • Intermediate German Front Cover
    Intermediate German
  • The Island Front Cover
    The Island
  • Projector 1 Front Cover
    Projector 1
  • Arnhem Front Cover