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The Sandman Cometh
By Star Dreams
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #97

Yet another text/graphic adventure game with a tangible prize for solving it. This prize is a relatively modest one of a weekend for two in Paris, which can't be bad. Whoever wins the prize will certainly have earned it, believe me.

After about thirty man hours spent playing the game I know what solution is expected, but I'm not sure that I have the full answer yet, such is the complexity of the problem. The game consists of two parts, and only completing certain tasks in the first can get you into the second. Although the format is pretty much the same in both parts, there are different tasks, and different scenes.

The title gives a clue to the fact that you are dreaming all the events which are taking place. Because of this, many bizarre things can happen, and often do.

Programming is a mixture of machine code and Basic, which is a bit slow at times, but it is very well done nevertheless. Well worth buying, even if you don't get to Paris.