A classic "action adventure" game dating from the early Eighties for the IBM PC
. Written by Kevin Bales
. Similar to a crudely-graphically-represented Zork
hybrid, you have to explore the Castle collecting treasures and killing monsters. All the "art" is in monochrome 40-column ASCII
. PC Speaker
sound. It took me ages to complete this game (hey, I was a kid!) and I think I even mailed the author (now long since dead/retired/senile) for help near the end. I must have been really dumb. My copy is on the original Shareware Catalogue
yellow floppy disk Adventures 1
, now over 13 years old but still functional.
Now, thanks to the wonders of Unicode (OK, Ascii, whatever...) I present some of the cast of Castle Adventure:
♣ - the hero!
† - his trusty sword
¢ - his helmet (oo-er.)
∗ - the nasty spider