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Colossal Adventure
By Level 9 Computing
Atari 400/800/600XL/800XL/130XE

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #26

This has to be the bargain of the year.

If you are an adventurer, chances are that you will have ventures into the father cave of them all, Colossal Cave. As the name suggests, this is a recreation of that same adventure game - but whereas the original was a 64K Fortran program, this is for the 32K Atari.

Nevertheless, it is as far as I can tell a near-perfect copy of the original, with the added bonus of an extra 70 rooms at the endgame.

You start the game near a well house, and from there you must set out to try and find the treasures and bring them back.

You get a full instruction book, and an envelope for a reply to one question, if you get stuck.

The game responds quickly and is (for once) nearly free of spelling mistakes. If adventures are your game, then this is your adventure - at an incredible price!

M.F.