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Multiple Choice Adventure Games

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:05 pm

Only a few were made,but I loved them all!

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole
The Archers
Yes Prime Minister

If you liked any of the tv series , then these games are definately worth
playing,as they stay faithful to the subject but with new material

I loved Yes Prime Minister (the tv programme) and found the Spectrum version an absolute joy to play.It was just like watching several completely new episodes ,except they were interactive

With several branching storylines,the games had a high replayability factor

I have never listened to the Archers,but still found the game very entertaining

Did anyone else enjoy these games,and are there any I have missed?
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Post by Randall Flagg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:39 pm

Adrian Mole was ok. I did find it a bit limiting in that there was a single path to follow which didn't change the game direction in any major way.

Kind of like comparing Medal of Honour with Battlefield 1942..... :wink:
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Post by LeeT » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:52 pm

Yes I liked the Adrian Mole games at the time but soon realised that each path soon lead back to the main one - I also found those score messages really irritating as they would pop up every thirty seconds or so! :)

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Post by dust » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:37 am

wasn't there a Danger Mouse one too? Or is my memory playing tricks on me..?

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Post by Hungry Horace » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:45 am

Whilst not wholly an adventure, the Slaine game (based on the 2000AD character) had a similar system. You were not choosing a path as such, but picking out words and impulses from the mind of Slaine as they 'floated' about the screen.

Profoundly frustraring, as systems go.

This might give an idea:

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Post by LeeT » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:16 am

dust wrote:wasn't there a Danger Mouse one too? Or is my memory playing tricks on me..?
Creative Sparks did a couple of DM games but I don't think they were multi-choice adventures.

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:37 am

The Slaine game's UI was a baffling choice. While I guess Tir Na Nog had already happened, I would have thought Slaine's battles could have been integrated more directly, rather than grabbing his "thoughts". Then again, 2000 AD has fared very poorly in terms of computer games. The Speccy Rogue Trooper was all right, and Nemesis was playable for about 15 minutes, but that's about all I can think of that doesn't belong in the "this is utter crap" bin.

As for those choice-based games, wasn't Yes, Minster ludicrously overpriced? Maybe my mind's playing tricks on me. The games were OK -- fairly diverting for a while -- but in the long term, they were somewhat lacking, and I think I preferred the original medium in each case.
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Post by Hungry Horace » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:59 am

Wasn't there meant to be a Judge Death game for the Speccy? I remember the Crash edition with the colour comic in the middle. I think Piranha were the publishers.

I think it got canned, which is a shame as I would have loved a Judge Death game. Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis were a lot cooler than tedious Joe Dredd.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:50 am

Various half-complete demos exist for this, at least on the C64. What's been saved is available on the GTW website.
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