Unfinished Text Adventures

discuss text & graphic adventures for Acorns. level 9, robico & epic led this field
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Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Following on from Lurkio' and I's attempts to complete Magus' What's Eyeores (solved) and Locks of Luck (getting there..), I wondered if there were any text adventures for the beeb for which there are no solutions posted on the web. By unfinished I mean games where the solution doesn't give a maximum score.
If anyone can think of any, please post and I'll get cracking !

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby lurkio » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:31 pm

For games without any known solutions at all, try searching for games without solutions, using CASA's advanced search:


Wow, that's a lot of unsolved games!

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:58 am

Anyone got any suggestions as to what I should play next ?

Level 9, Robico, Magus, Topologika and Acornsoft games are out as I've done them (except Acheton, I think I'll retire before I play that one).

I'd prefer to play a game that has no solution posted online.

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:06 am

Just done a search on CASA for games without solutions, Five Stones of Anadon looks promising. Think I'll download and dip in.

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:16 pm

Just finished Five Stones of Anadon and uploaded to CASA.

Now what's next on the list ?


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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:49 pm

After Locks of Luck, Anadon was a walk in the park !

Think I'll do Five Spheres of Goliath next.

I think I'm just putting off playing through LOL again and completing the walkthrough.

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Five Spheres of Goliath solved and walkthrough uploaded to CASA (< 24 hours, although I did play it as a kid).

A fun little game this one, with sound effects (although they slow the game down and become tediously repetitive in the shuttle car and the lift).

One sound effect reminded me of Dare Devil Denis !

Next game please ...

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby iamaran » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:19 am

I've never played any of these, but Cube of Zoth is supposed to be a good one, as is Oxbridge by Tynesoft. Quest for the Holy Grail by Epic is missing a solution, which surprises me as it was very popular. Sticky Fingers has an interesting sounding storyline.

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:45 am

Hi Iamaran, many thanks for the suggestions. I've just downloaded and ran each of the four games before deciding which to play.
Epic's Holy Grail has a very professional feel to it with a high quality introduction and decent amounts of location text so I think I'll start
with that one. Sticky Fingers also looks pretty good (novel idea for a storyline) so that will be next. Oxbridge isn't perhaps my cup of tea with very limited location text but at least it does include mode 7 graphics. A&B's Cube of Zoth looks like one of those type in BASIC games so that will be last.

I'm glad you mentioned Epic because I was given a copy of Wheel of Fortune as a kid and loved it, it was a bit bizarre and the mode 7 graphics
really added to the strange atmosphere it generated. I then bought the disk of The Lost Crystal by mail order (this was a big game as I recall) and this also became one of my favourites. So I'll definitely be playing their other games at some point - Castle Frankenstein and Kingdom of Klein. Shame there weren't any more...

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:29 pm

I've Just finished Quest for the Holy Grail. I liked the colour coded text for the different areas of the game.
It wasn't a tricky game once I worked out how to deal with the coloured knights (whose side are you supposed to be on anyway?).
I was stuck for a while until I realised the candles in the monastery weren't just part of the description. After that it was plain sailing.
This was one of those games where the authors seem to think that a high number of locations (many repetitive) means they can charge more for it, but it means using several sheets of a4 to do the map which is a pain. I finished with 7400 out of 8000 but not at all sure what I missed. I'll type up the walkthrough and upload it to CASA later. Then its time for Sticky Fingers !

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Sticky Fingers by Eclipse and Jeff Tullin. Take a bow Jeff, great little game, a wacky Yorkshire version of CATCF. Not easy either !

How on earth was this game found ? I've never heard of them.

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby fuzzel » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:28 am

Quest for the Holy Grail walkthrough uploaded to CASA.

I'm now stuck in Sticky Fingers (had to be said!) but will persevere. I think I need a list of commands as there are one or two strange objects
which might require unusual actions...

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Re: Unfinished Text Adventures

Postby iamaran » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:53 am

Glad you're enjoying!


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