Thriller (Amazing Games) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Amazing Games
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #82

Amazing claims this is its best adventure yet. Set in a "funhouse" filled with gothic terrors, I was expecting the worst!

On loading the all-text presentation advises you that the door you see before you, complete with slot for gold and rusted lever, is the entrance to the funhouse. Your feet, however, are lodged in a revolting gutter, which leads to an even more revolting drain containing, amongst other things, gold and sticky brown substances, about which we will say nothing!

And that's as far as I got! This is an amazing game. It's the first adventure I've come across which does not recognise North, South, Easy and West as legitimate commands. As a result, I've no idea how to move around. The manual didn't mention this! Help!

Another dubious feature is the incredibly slow input interpreter. Your typing must be ponderously slow in order to get your message across. Add to this the difficulty in movement, and the result is very off-putting. Did I get a copy with bugs? It sounded really good, but in this form isn't really ready for sale.


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