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Did anyone EVER complete all the text adventure games by Artic computing?

 8:20 am on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

This one goes back to the mid 80's, at the time there was a firm pushing out text only adventure games, they were amazingly popular, for some odd reason they called them Adventure A, B, C, D and E.

I think D was Espionage Island, which I completed but I never managed any of the others, did you ? Or do you know of someone who did ?



 2:35 pm on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

My first encounter with "Adventure" was on the University Nord 100 (back in 1981/2). I completed one version on a BBC micro I think, but I can't even remember if it was by Arctic.

Of Doom 2 (now there's a game) I managed to complete every level starting with just the handgun, no armour (and no cheats) on the highest difficulty (that didn't resurrect the monsters). I did die a lot - some levels are virtually impossible starting like that.



 4:16 pm on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

I remember the text adventures on my BBC Micro. I tried for a while and it was at that point I began to realise the utter futility of life.

The original 'Elite'... now *there* was a game! I remember loading it up on an audio cassette drive at some really slow BAUD rate. Later, I got a 5.25 inch floppy drive and upgraded my Elite version!

[edited by: Asia_Expat at 4:18 pm (utc) on Feb. 13, 2009]


 4:43 pm on Feb 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Always preferred Scott Adams and Infocom text adventures. I have Zork I-III on my laptop! Must get around to playing them ...

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