★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ GAMESLIST ★ QUEST FOR THE HOLY SNAIL ★

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History has got it wrong. Apparently King Arthur was a lazy fat slob and left all the hard work to his knights. It was no surprise, therefore, that when Arthur decided that someone must undertake the Quest Of The Holy Snail he didn't volunteer himself (royal privilege, I suppose) but one of his knightly mates... you!

I have to confess that I didn't fancy this game. It just didn't appeal to me. The title alone was enough to put me off. However, when I played it, I didn't find it so bad. By the time I got to the castle I was quite enjoying it.

The aspect of the game that I found so good was the plays on words. They were absolutely awful. So bad, in fact, that they were good — if that doesn't sound too contradictory. I'd love to include a couple of examples here but I don't want to spoil the enjoyment of other people when the messages appear on the screen.

I did a lot of groaning when I saw some of the messages, but mostly they brought a smile to my face (something not easily accomplished).

The problems are (as in First Past The Post) not very difficult, but one or two need some thinking about. It is a larger game (37 locations) with quite a few problems to solve. My favourites were a sign pointing to certain death and a stamping foot. The solutions weren't very difficult (some people might consider them too obvious) but were quite amusing.

One point to note is that you have to use the commands LOIN, LOUN and LOBE (no doubt familiar to Simon Avery fans...) fro Look In, Look Under and Look Behind respectively, although the inlay will document these instructions.

The game is very playable and enjoyable, and I can definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Phill Ramsay, played on the Amstrad

QUEST FOR THE HOLY SNAIL

Author: Gareth Pitchford

★ INFO: Quest For The Holy Snail is on the B side of Life of a Lone Electron

★ YEAR: 19xx
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★ GENRE: AVENTURE TEXT , MISSING

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.