Commodore User


Publisher: Mastertronic
Machine: Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #21


If you want to sample the flavour of an adventure game but feel quite sure that the latest interactive brain buster will lose you, this budget offering might be a good place to start.

This real-time, very graphic, arcade adventure draws the map for you as you plod on your way through a haunted house and provides a set of menu-driven commands. You just enter the number. The commands are simple like: do nothing, pick up item, and eat item.

The underlying theme is for you to exorcise a vast rambling mansion and its surrounding grounds which are haunted by refugees from countless Pacman games. This megafeat is accomplished by collecting the eight fragments of a music box and playing the Death March.

Any clocks you find en route should be set to after midnight otherwise the spirits hold a mightily unfriendly convention. You will be done to death many times as you explore the colourful chambers and the "home run" will be many playing hours away. Has to be sound as a pound when it comes to dabbling with adventures!