Favourite Text Game On The Speccy?

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Favourite Text Game On The Speccy?

Post by SpecChum81 » Fri May 11, 2007 9:45 am

Hi All

I just wondered what your favourite Text Game was for the Speccy?*

Among my favourites were

Play It Again Sam
Last Will And Testament
Lord Of The Rings
Hampstead
The Jewel Of Power
The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole
Murder He Said

What about Your favourite Text Based Speccy Games



*I know I asked this once before but it got lost from the forum, so no harm in asking again...
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Re: Favourite Text Game On The Speccy?

Post by Matt_B » Fri May 11, 2007 10:02 am

In terms of text adventures, I'd say Snowball, The Worm In Paradise and Guild Of Thieves.

I suppose you could also count most management games as being predominantly text-based, so I'd add Football Manger, The Biz and Dictator to the list.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 11, 2007 11:45 am

I'll run with The Boggit and Bored of the Rings.

I've yet to devote much time to my recent Zenobi purchase with the unexpected arrival of a Wii, but I anticipate some new favourites will be in there.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Fri May 11, 2007 4:49 pm

Dracular was a good one as well
Moron's Quest springs to mind too, as does The War Of The Worlds.

I've been playing through them this afternoon.

Any other suggestions?
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Post by learnedrobb » Fri May 11, 2007 6:48 pm

Bored of The Rings
The Hobbit
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Post by SpecChum81 » Sat May 12, 2007 10:28 am

Haven't played Snowball or The Worm In Paradise though I've got them on my emulator package.

Never heard of Behind Closed Doors.

What's it like?

Any others anyone?
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Post by mel the bell » Sat May 12, 2007 2:58 pm

i used to love playing

urban upstart
all the mysterious adventures
ship of doom
hamstead
sherlock
the hobbit
lord of the rings
espionage island

and others i seem to have forgotten lol
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what was it?

Post by quangdx » Sat May 12, 2007 8:21 pm

in the mists of my memory,
i remember playing a speccy text adventure where you was stuck in a toilet.
i vaguely remember you had to stick a newspaper under the door,
then something into the keyhole, so the key would fall out the lock and on to the newspaper.

it may have very well come free with sinclair user or your sinclair,
does anyone have any idea what the game was?

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Post by SpecChum81 » Sun May 13, 2007 5:41 am

Stuck in a Toilet?

Sounds like a BOG STANDARD game to me!

Did you see what I said?

Thanks, I'm here till Thursday!

Seriously though do you have the game still?

Why not load it up, check out the loading screen and tell all...
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Post by walrus » Sun May 13, 2007 6:08 am

That will probably be Behind Closed Doors by Zenobi then and it was given away by SU once upon a time.

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Post by SpecChum81 » Sun May 13, 2007 7:37 am

Yes, the toilet game is Behind Closed Doors.

I just checked it out on the Your Sinclair website

http://www.ysrnry.co.uk

Actually, I'll check the old emulator and see if I have it...
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Post by quangdx » Sun May 13, 2007 8:20 am

excellent!
Behind Closed Doors it is,
thanks walrus and Naitch.
downloaded it and booted it up for a quick go.
damn i forgot how restrictive text adventure parsers are.

the other text adventures i thoroughly enjoyed on the speccy are
the Boggit, very funny stuff.
Never Ending Story 128k version, it was like being immersed in the film.
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Post by yethboth » Sun May 13, 2007 10:14 am

The Hobbit.

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Post by ZX Beccy » Fri May 18, 2007 7:57 am

the secret of St. Brides is worth a try too. HUGE game!
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Post by Barkie » Fri May 18, 2007 8:11 am

Hobbit & Mafia Contract 2

oh and Valhalla if that counts.

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