Over the years Jack Lockerby has taken many an original tale and adapted it to
his own unique style ... e.g. The 39 Steps, Treasure Island and Kidnapped to name but a few ... and the resultant adventure has always been a very enjoyable
experience. So there should be no reason to think that this one will be any
This time around Jack has gone to the world of children's tales and adapted the
epic Wizard Of Oz story.
So cast your mind back to those childhood days and recall all those moments
spent in front of the flickering-screen... you never know which memories will
prove to be the most useful.
The Story So Far
Dorothy lived with her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry on a farm in the midst of the
great Kansas prairies... a vast expanse of flat-lands subject to frequent
cyclones and sudden storms but nonetheless capable of producing some of the
finest farm-produce imaginable. Uncle Henry was somewhat of an 'expert' on the
cyclones and prided himself upon his ability to predict their 'coming' well
before they arrived. He put it down to a 'knack' and the rheumatics in his
left-leg, but no matter what it was it generally proved to be effective. Aunt Em
on the other hand was more at home in the kitchen and was known for the quality
of her 'cookies'... especially the ones with the hint of blueberry in them! She
also prepares a very fine pot of stew, as you might find out if you examined the
Also on the farm were a number of animals and a small dog that answered to the
name of Toto. He was Dorothy's favourite and normally Dorothy and the dog were
inseparable. However on this occasion the dog had been found chasing the hens
and been tied up out of harm's way.
One morning Uncle Henry strode into the room and announced that a 'big one' was
on its way. Seemingly the 'knack' and the rheumatics had combined to warn him of
an approaching cyclone and judging by the size of the 'twinges' this cyclone was
going to be a beauty!!! Dorothy was given instructions to make everything ready
around the house and Uncle Henry dashed off to round up the animals.
What was Dorothy to do first? Just where does she start and what help can she
This game will recognise all the normal commands as well as enabling the player
to interact with the various characters they may encounter. So try SAYING HELLO when you meet anybody or even commanding them to carry out an action .. e.g. LION LEAP FENCE or TOTO DIG HOLE. Use your skills to find out what exactly needs
to be done and then do your best to do it. Find out what the Scarecrow, Lion and
Tin-man want and then do your utmost to obtain them.
Not all witches are wicked and a good knowledge of maths might help you along
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