Life in the Shyre had its advantages, it was
relatively peaceful and for most of the time
quite uneventful, but occasionally something
would take place that could make you wish that
you were a million miles from there!
Up until now it had been just like any other
day, but as soon as he saw Bulbo coming up
his garden path, clutching a small brown parcel,
Algernon knew that was all about to change, and
he began to wish that he had gone to the local
"Trolls Versus Orcs" match after all.
Guide Algernon past the dreaded denizens of the
"caverns" utilising, where necessary, all the
cunning and skill of a stalwart adventurer. Do
battle with immense "creatures" and solve many
intricate problems and puzzles in your search
for great wealth and untold riches. Help Algernon
overcome "hungry" Dragons and negotiate dark,
twisty passageways ... That is, if you can ever
figure out how to get into the damn castle in the
Will you be able to help Algernon solve the riddle
of the name of the person responsible for building
the castle in the first place, or even satisfy the
needs of the evil creature lurking in the murky depths
of the moat? Can you assist him in his search for the
means to unlock the wooden chest or simply to probe
the inner depths of the small pouch? Don't forget that
in the Shyre things are not always what they first appear
and that even one-legged Elves have a purpose in life.
In addition to the standard commands, the game will also recognise the
STATUS will describe either Algy's current levels of abilities or that of any other creature he has just encountered. It is sometimes a wise move to compare "stats" *before* deciding upon your next course of action.
CASSETTE will save a current game to tape, whilst MEMORY will save it to RAM for instant recall.
To activate the save/load routine either input SAVE or LOAD and then choose the medium you wish to use. Always save to tape for a more permanent record of your progress.
A few "possibly useful" phrases are ... REACH INTO THE BUCKET, CLIMB INTO THE WELL and LOOK INTO THE CHEST. Some definitely useful abbreviations are ... Z - WAIT, L - LOOK,
X - EXAMINE, as well as the usual I - INVENTORY and R - REDESCRIBE.
By the way, just in case you would never have thought of it, WORN can be a very good and informative command.
P.S. Be kind to your boots and you never know your luck!!
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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