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Old 05 January 2010, 20:49   #1
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text input adventures - any old faves?

Yo dudes,
bit of a blast from the past but i have been reading about the text input adventures [like the Hobbit and Adventure and Zork] of back in the day.
were there any that were really good for the miggy?
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Old 05 January 2010, 20:52   #2
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Golden Fleece, not sure if that was the full title, Search for the golden fleece maybe?
My uncle's game, Space Jest.

I will try to remember some more.
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Old 05 January 2010, 20:59   #3
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Most Infocom text-adventures are worth a play My favourites are Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Leather Goddesses Of Phobos Too bad some really good German ones never got translated :s
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Old 05 January 2010, 21:04   #4
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all magnetic scrolls games
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Oh, my... Do I sweat blood for nothing ?

Many Level 9 games rule is this genre INMHO, and Gnome Ranger being one of the finest has been WHD'fyed recently, so you don't even need the manual to play it.

Its graphics are just lavish.
I created a thread about text & graphics adventurers a few weeks ago you might wanna read.
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Old 05 January 2010, 21:51   #8
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getting gnome ranger now thanks dude
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Old 05 January 2010, 22:01   #9
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The Hobbit
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Zork Trilogy

Time passes......
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Old 05 January 2010, 22:15   #10
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my fave is Anchorhead, not for amiga though. a lovecraftian scary adventure very well written
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The only one that I ever went on on the Amiga was the "Time & Magik - Trilogy" (Lords of Time, Red Moon and The Price of Magik) http://hol.abime.net/1402. They were never in the same class as "The Hobbit". Don't ask me why, they just don't seem to have the same feel about them.
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As Coze says, anything Magnetic Scrolls related . personal favourite is Jinxter, with guild of thieves, pawn and corruption getting honourable mentions... never played fish, really must do that sometime!
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Lovecraft kewl. was there any lovecraft type one on the miggy?
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Old 05 January 2010, 22:42   #14
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Hound Of Shadow

edit: this is Lovecraftian, I mean
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Old 05 January 2010, 22:43   #15
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yeh just found this interactive literature player
http://code.google.com/p/garglk/
you can use it to play anchorhead
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As a matter of fact, any adventure from the "Big 3" (Infocom, Magnetic Scrolls and Level 9) is worth the time you dedicate to play it, as text adventuring is sort of an art they managed to master.

Dungeon Quest is not quite special, but It's one of the few Amiga specific comercial releases I Know of (but I might be wrong about that!)

If anyone feels like practicing a bit of spanish you can try Aventuras AD classic titles, they were leaders of the field in Spain in the late 80's and Cozumel has always been my personal favourite among their works.

You can also use Amiga generic interpreters for standard systems (Inform, Tads, Hugo and the like) to play modern works (which are usually meant for specific virtual machines) like the mentioned Anchorhead. Any fairly accelerated classic Amiga should do, and some Z-machine games are even playable in a basic 68000 machine with 1 or 2 MB.

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wow, never thought we could run these on miggy
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Old 05 January 2010, 23:17   #18
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what was the first text adv called I forget now, collosus ?
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Colossal Cave Adventure or simply Adventure
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what was the first text adv called I forget now, collosus ?
Colossal Cave? I think that was it.

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