Skeletor, never resting in his struggle to overwhelm Eternia and become the kingdom's absolute ruler, has developed an Earthquaker device which controls through hypnotic rays a horde of Rockbinders, gigantic beasts created from boulders who are capable of gnawing their way through solid rock (Because of their peculiar construction Rockbinders are also capable of reforming after injury in battle).
Under his malevolent supervision, the monsters are even now tunnelling beneath the foundations of the Shadowlands and approaching the borders of Eternia.
You, playing the part of Adam, Prince of All Eternia, must take up the Sword of Power, assume your alter-ego He-Man and challenge Skeletor.
Some Help On How To Play Masters Of The Universe has an extensive vocabulary of words which can be used to enter player's commands.
To enter a command, just type in the action you want to perform. As an exa,mple, some possible commands are listed below:
GO PALACE; EXAMINE WAX; ENLIST ORKO; TALK TO RANDOR; DROP HEX; ASK MOSSMAN TO DRINK; ASK THE SORCERESS FOR HELP; FIT MINUS MANACLE TO MIRRO
These are a few sample commands but, as you can see, they range from simple two word (verb-noun) instructions to multiple action commands.
Several actions can be strung together, but should be separated from each other by the use of AND or by a comma:
GET THE BOX AND OPEN IT
GO BRIDGE, S, CUT THE ROPE
Special Word Commands
LOOK - This will redescribe your current location if you lose your bearings.
EXAMIME - For a closer look at an object just use the word examine followed by the name of the object you wish to inspect, and if appropriate the computer will give you further information.
I for INVENTORY - This will tell you what you are carrying and wearing.
QSAVE - This will save your current state of play, to RAM, so that if you should accidentally be killed you may GLOAD to return to the scene of the crime without reloading a saved game from tape.
QLOAD - Loads previously Qsaved game.
QUIT - This command will ask you if you want to play again and also ask if you want to RESTORE a saved game.
SAVE GAME - This allows you to save the current game position to tape. The saved game can then be restored at a later date by answering YES to "Do you want to RESTORE a saved game?"
LOAD GAME - Loads a saved game from tape.
WAIT - There may be times in the game when being able to wait has a distinct advantage. This command will let the game move on by one move - longer waits can be entered by WAIT 5, WAIT 10, etc.
GET ALL - Picks up all the available objects in your current location, but will not get objects that you have yet to discover and will not allow you to carry more than you are capable of.
DROP ALL - Drops everything that you are carrying.
Finally, be aware of the following command:
BOM - Very useful this, particularly if you are playing in a cavalier manner, constantly being killed by wandering nasties and ending up as lunch for some hideous looking quadruped.
Typing BOM (back one move) does just that, you will be given another chance to wipe the egg off your face. If one of your thoughtless actions results in death, then by typing BOM as your first command after the title page at the restarted game position, you will get another chance at survival from your last move.
(c) US Gold and Mattel Inc 1986
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dave_e, an authority on collecting games for the BBC Model B, says:
Considering how savage the reviews were for this particular game, it's amazing how many second-hand copies of it crop up for sale. This presumably means that it sold on the basis of the licence alone (He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe were colossal in the Eighties!). A copy may well be of interest to those who collect the Scott Adams' adventures though.
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