Acorn User

Red Moon

Author: Harry Sinclair
Publisher: Level 9 Computing
Machine: BBC Model B

Published in Acorn User #045

Red Moon

I'm getting cheesed off with this. Just as my self esteem is inching its way back to tolerable levels, whammo - I get another Level 9 adventure to review. View of own worth plummets. Afraid to meet the world, or even a mirror. All meals taken through a straw inserted in small hole in paper bag. It takes weeks before I pluck up enough courage to cut eyeholes in the bag.

What makes it worse is that Red Moon is supposed to be one of the easy ones. What a downer. They didn't send me a cheat sheet at first either. I was alone and incompetent.

I did find the crown right at the start but my sense of achievement was short lived. So was I. The arrival of the hints cheered me up a bit and I got into where I was supposed to, but then they leave you alone again - incompetent in a different place. I've been shrunk, expanded, incarcerated in the dark (it was awful), locked out of towers, locked in towers - how much can a delicate soul stand? I still don't know what it is that I'm supposed to be doing.

You may have gathered by now that I find this sort of thing difficult. I'm even finding speech a bit tricky after my experiences.

If you like being bamboozled and biting your nails this must be the one for you. If you're a real smarty, you may even find it not so hard. If you're heavily into SM you'll think it's a wow.

If you're like me, you'll want to retire to a darkened room and take up a new hobby - like heavy drinking under cover of a paper bag.

Harry Sinclair

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