If you wish, you can join commands together, separating them by
commas, full stops or the word AND, like this:
TAKE OFF THE ROBE.
DROP THE RADIO, THE GOLD AND THE BONE.
The program will disregard minor words, like 'the' and correctly
understand those words that are in its vocabulary. You can use
the word IT, provided that it is obvious what is referred to, e.g.
GET RADIO, SWITCH IT ON AND USE IT.
If the program does not understand, it will produce a message,
such as "Your meaning is unclear". This does not necessarily mean
that you are on the wrong track. Try to rephrase your instruction
in simpler words.
You can use the COPY key in the usual way to copy a command
you wish to repeat or edit.
To get a list of the primary words you may use, type HELP. You
can do this at any time while playing the game. Not only can you
use these words, but also the names of any objects you come
across in the game, and words such as ON, OFF, IN and WITH. The
way in which you use these is important, however. You will have to
say GIVE THE SCROLL TO THE DOCTOR rather than
GIVE THE DOCTOR THE SCROLL, for instance. In Part B of the game, certain adverbs (e.g. quickly, slowly) are also important) - it matters how you do
You can abbreviate the directions you are allowed to move in as
NORTH = N
SOUTH = S
EAST = E
WEST = W
UP = U
DOWN = D
LEFT = L
RIGHT = R
ENTER = EN
EXIT = X
BACK = B
FORWARD = F
NORTHEAST = NE
NORTHWEST = NW
SOUTHEAST = SE
SOUTHWEST = SE
The only other abbreviation you can use is INV, for INVENTORY.
Here are a few of the more useful phrases available to you:
WHERE AM I?
WHAT AM I CARRYING?
WHAT AM I WEARING?
WHAT IS THERE HERE?
INSPECT (or EXAMINE)
STOP/QUIT = Finish playing
SAVE (followed by a letter) = Saves your current position on tape in a file. The letter following SAVE can be any of the letters A to Z (or
a to z) for different files. Thus you can replay the game at any
later time, starting from where you left off. Use a new tape to save
LOAD (followed by a letter) = Loads the position you previously saved.
The numbers 1 and 2 shown on screen are there to distinguish between
files saved in Part A and Part B.
RESTART = Takes you back to the beginning of the game.
STORE = Stores your current position inside the computer rather than on tape. If you think that you are about to get killed, use this
command so that you can then carry on from that point by using:
RESTORE = Starts the game again from the last stored position. If
you haven't used STORE and do get killed, you will have to start
from the very beginning. To start from where you stored your last
position, you must press CTRL-S when you see the message
'Press any key to restart'.
SCORE = Tells you roughly how far you have got in the game. But
be warned that an increase in the percentage given goes not mean
that the actions you have taken most recently have been at the
right time or even in the right place!
On completing Part A, you will be invited to save a special
cassette file called SP. (Use a fresh tape.) The saved file SP
must be reloaded at the beginning of Part B. This file allows you to
carry objects found in Part A on to Part B. You will need more than
a dozen such correct objects from Part A if you are to defeat the
Warlord. (Part B can be played without these objects, but not
The game is in two parts, A and B, each of which takes about twelve
minutes to load.
Place the cassette in your recorder to play side A or B, as appropriate.
If you have a disc interface, being by typing:
If you have an Econet system, also type:
Note that if you want to complete the adventure, you must complete
Part A successfully before going on to Part B. There are objects that
you have to find in Part A which are required in Part B.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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