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Firelance (Firelance.txt)

FIRELANCE
by Bryan Kitts
Hamster Software
Spectrum 48

If you are using a Spectrum 128 (or a Spectrum 128 emulator) you must
play this game in Spectrum 48 mode not 128 mode - done by choosing
"48 BASIC" on the start menu.


Solution:

INVENTORY (you have a pistol and are slightly hungry), OPEN DRAWER 
(locked), N, W, OPEN WARDROBE (you see a spacesuit and jeans), TAKE 
JEANS, EXAMINE JEANS (a miniature radio and a key), WEAR JEANS, TAKE 
RADIO, TAKE KEY, TAKE SUIT, E, S, UNLOCK DRAWER, DROP KEY, OPEN DRAWER 
(laser power pack and nutrient concentrate), TAKE PACK, TAKE 
CONCENTRATES, S, E, DROP FOOD, TAKE BELT, EXAMINE BELT (a stud is loose), 
WEAR BELT, TAKE FOOD, W, N, SWITCH ON RADIO (from the news you discover 
you must divert to Kuros where missile bases have appeared), N, DROP 
RADIO, TYPE KUROS (a large farming planet in Salune solar system – 
breathable and normal gravity).

TYPE SALUNE (a solar system that contains 7 planets), TYPE FIRELANCE (an 
interplanetary missile containing six incendiary warheads which separate 
before entering the atmosphere), DROP SUIT, N, TYPE KUROS (the spaceship 
has landed near a missile base; it does not have enough energy to evade 
any warheads. To leave safely the installation must be rendered harmless. 
Destroy everything), S, DROP FOOD, S, E, PRESS BUTTON (you are by the 
spaceship), SE, IN, TAKE PAPERS, OUT, S, W, TAKE MONEY, E (you see a 
guard who wants your pass), GIVE PAPERS, S, EXAMINE TERMINAL (weapon 
system is controlled from the computer and is locked on  your ship and a 
planet called Decenta; down one side is the solar system name (Admos 
250).

Go S, (you see farming implements and a generator), SHOOT GENERATOR, UP, 
SHOOT MISSILES, W (you see a cannon), SHOOT CANNON, EXAMINE CANNON, TAKE 
PERIDOT, E, DOWN, N, SHOOT COMPUTER, TURN STUD, W, N, N, TYPE ADMOS (a 
missile-based planetary defense system made by a planet in the Salune 
system), TYPE DECENTA (a small industrial planet in Salune solar system; 
atmosphere – methane; gravity – low but safe), INVENTORY (depleted power 
pack), DROP GUN, TAKE SUIT, WEAR SUIT, N, TYPE DECENTA (repairs are 
imperative and you get a list), TAKE LIST, S, S, E, PRESS BUTTON, S, E, 
S, S, W, S, GIVE LIST, GIVE PERIDOT, N, W, N (you see a man), BUY DRINK, 
GIVE DRINK (repeat until you get the message that Trion gave the Admos to 
Kuros).

Go N, E, N, PAY 2, PAY 2, PAY 2, PAY 2, S, W, N, BUY FOOD, S, S, S, E, E, 
S, E, S, W, N, W, N (you see a seer), GIVE 2 (the seer sees a crashed red 
spacecraft and an evil man and a whole planet exploding; you are typing a 
number 1..7..241...2), EAT FOOD, W, S, S, S, E, S, E, N, W, TAKE TORCH, 
E, S, W, N, N, E, E, N, W, N, N, N, W, TURN WHEEL, IN, W, N, N (you fix 
the ship), S, TYPE TRION (breathable atmosphere, very high gravity), DROP 
PACK, DROP MONEY, DROP TORCH, S, E, PRESS BUTTON, S, E, S, S, S, E, S, W, 
W, S, S, W, W, S (you are in a trial; the defendant wears a black suit; 
you see a glass cube on the table), TAKE CUBE, N, E, E, S, S, EXAMINE 
RUBBISH, TAKE HAVERSACK, WEAR HAVERSACK, N, N, W, S, TURN WHEEL.

TAKE STRUTS, JUMP (straight up?), YES, N, E, N, N, E, E, N, W, N, N, N, 
W, TURN WHEEL, E, OPEN HATCH (the hatch opens, you take a notebook and 
dive out), EXAMINE NOTEBOOK (73772), W, IN, W, N, DROP STRUTS, DROP BOOK, 
TAKE GUN, TAKE PACK, TAKE TORCH, TAKE MONEY, S, E, PRESS BUTTON, S, E, S, 
S, W, N, N, W, N, BUY FOOD, S, E, S (you see a dress), DROP MONEY, S, W, 
SWITCH TORCH, S, TAKE CROWBAR, PRESS SWITCH (you see a man with a knife), 
FIRE GUN, TAKE NUGGET, TAKE KEY, N, SWITCH OFF TORCH, E, E, S, E, S, W, 
W, S, S, W, S, TURN WHEEL (you see a hatch and the airlock 25 feet up), 
OPEN HATCH (you are back in the courtroom and are taken away to a cell 
where you see a prisoner). INVENTORY (you are wearing handcuffs).

GIVE KEY (the prisoner unlocks your handcuffs, and tells you he has some 
papers to buy explosives), TAKE PAPERS (he asks for something) GIVE 
NUGGET (you get the papers), TAKE HANDCUFFS, TURN STUD, W, N, N, DROP 
FOOD, DROP HANDCUFFS, DROP PISTOL, S, E, PRESS BUTTON, S, E, S, W, S, 
TAKE MONEY, N, N, BUY EXPLOSIVES, GIVE PAPERS, PAY 10, S, S, BUY DRESS, 
N, E, N, W, TURN WHEEL, IN, W, N, DROP MONEY, REMOVE SUIT, DROP SUIT, 
WEAR DRESS, N, TYPE TRION (you are transported above an underground 
base), S, TAKE HANDCUFFS, DROP EXPLOSIVES, TAKE GUN, S, E, PRESS BUTTON 
(you see a keypad), TYPE 73772 (you see steps down), SWITCH ON TORCH, 
DOWN, S ( robot blocks the path), FIRE GUN (at what?), AT ROBOT.

Go E (you pass by unscathed with your metal dress), E, TAKE MASK, WEAR 
MASK, W, W, S, SE, (you see the remnants of a vial), EXAMINE VIAL (Taxylm 
Diogene), NW, NE, UNLOCK CUPBOARD, OPEN CUPBOARD, TAKE TAXYLM, HIT 
CONTRAPTION (you see rope, metal, and wood), TAKE ROPE, SW, N, E, E, S 
(you see a scientist), BREAK VIAL (the scientist collapses), HANDCUFF 
SCIENTIST, EXAMINE SCIENTIST (you see onyx on the palm of his hand), N, N 
(you see a safe), W, TYPE ONYX (the safe opens), TAKE ADAPTER, READ BOOKS 
(Zolta bought an Admos system), E, TAKE COMPUTER, REMOVE MASK, DROP MASK, 
S, W, W, N, UP, IN, W, N, SWITCH OFF TORCH, N, PLUG COMPUTER (battle 
simulation # 165 commencing), S.

TYPE ZOLTA (no atmosphere, high gravity, coordinates 2894; 3276; 9903), 
REMOVE DRESS, DROP DRESS, TAKE SUIT, WEAR SUIT, TAKE STRUTS, TAKE 
EXPLOSIVES, TAKE FOOD, N, TYPE ZOLTA (you plunge to the ground), S, W, S, 
PRESS BUTTON (the ship crashes and you hit the ground), N (you see the 
escape module), E, DROP CROWBAR, W, W (you see a man trapped on a cliff), 
THROW ROPE (you pull him up and he faints; you see a bottle), TAKE 
BOTTLE, EXAMINE BOTTLE (empty), DROP BOTTLE (guards take the man), SE 
(you see a buggy), ENTER BUGGY, NE, TAKE CROWBAR, SW, ENTER BUGGY, S, S, 
E (a man asks for your pass), DROP CROWBAR, DROP ROPE, W, ENTER BUGGY, 
EXAMINE BUGGY (you see a pass), TAKE PASS, E, GIVE PASS, DROP PASS, TAKE 
CROWBAR, TAKE ROPE, E (you see a grating), OPEN GRATING, IN (you are at a 
junction).

Go E, S (you see Dalder, who tells you he will launch a Firelance missile 
at Decenta; your belt and gun are destroyed. He twists the arm of his 
throne and the floor swallows you up; the struts hold back the walls and 
you notice a service hatch), OPEN HATCH (it's dark), SWITCH ON TORCH (you 
are in the reactor room; you see a panel screwed into the east wall), 
DROP TORCH, DROP EXPLOSIVES, UP, N, W (you see a damaged pistol capable  
of one more shot), OPEN GRATING, IN, W, W, ENTER BUGGY, N, N, NE, IN, W, 
N, TAKE FOOD, N, TAKE SCREWDRIVER, S, TYPE DALDER (a minor statistician 
disappeared ten years ago), S, E, PRESS BUTTON, SW, ENTER BUGGY, S, S, E, 
TAKE PASS, GIVE PASS, DROP PASS, E, OPEN GRATING, IN, TAKE PISTOL, S (you 
see guards move toward you and an iron key), N, E, S, TWIST ARM (you 
dispatch the guards), N, W, S, TAKE IRON KEY, N, N, E (door is locked).

UNLOCK DOOR, OPEN DOOR, DROP IRON KEY, E, TAKE MAGNET, W, N (you see a 
computer), WAIT (until the system goes off-line), S, S, E, S, DOWN, DROP 
MAGNET, PRESS BUTTON (east door opens), UNSCREW PANEL (laser beams are 
disrupted), DROP SCREWDRIVER, TAKE TORCH, E (you see a chest with 
treasure and a mat), EXAMINE MAT (pressure pad), TIE ROPE TO CHEST, W, 
PULL ROPE, N (at a docking bay with a cruiser), PULL ROPE, ENTER CRAFT, 
PULL ROPE, DROP ROPE, UNTIE ROPE, OUT, S, DROP CROWBAR, TAKE EXPLOSIVES, 
PRESS SWITCH (west door opens), SET EXPLOSIVE, THROW EXPLOSIVE, FIRE GUN 
(at what), AT REACTOR (the console explodes and becomes a roar and the 
gun is destroyed), N, TYPE 172412 (the ship entrance begins to close), 
ENTER CRAFT (you are finished). Score: 100.

Terri Sheehan and Alastair
2008-07-04

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