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Stranded (Stranded.txt)

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                                     STRANDED

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   Commodore 64
Updated:  29th March, 2011
Version:  1.1


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Maps
5. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  29th March, 2011  (Submitted to solutionarchive)
1.0:  3rd March, 2008   (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Stranded is a very small interactive fiction game made by English Software in
1984. It takes place on a bleak and lonely planet, where the aim of the game is
to try and find a way to return home to civilisation. The game features some
interesting environments, but Stranded is let down by a lack of interactivity.
The parser is limited, and there are absolutely no characters to communicate
with in the game. On top of this, the puzzles are too easy. It can be completed
in a few minutes, but is still worth a play if you like early adventure games.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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The game starts on the barren plateau. Move WEST to the rocky mountain path.
GET FUEL capsule. Move NORTH, DOWN, WEST, and NORTH to the forest. CLIMB TREE
to see a parachute. GET PARACHUTE. Move DOWN, EAST and SOUTH to the edge of the
steep cliff. JUMP DOWN to land on the ledge. GET LASER rifle. JUMP DOWN to the
base of the cliff. Move SOUTH, EAST and NORTH to the desert. GET LOCKPICK. Move
NORTH, WEST, DOWN and SOUTH to the flat plain. SHOOT ROBOT with the laser rifle
to land by the spaceship. ENTER AIRLOCK of the spaceship to see that the inner
door is locked. PICK LOCK using the lockpick to enter the main control room.
DROP FUEL capsule in the slot. PULL LEVER and the ship will take off.

Move NORTH, WEST, NORTH, WEST and NORTH to see the time machine. PICK LOCK with
the lockpick to enter the time machine. Move EAST twice to the suit locker. GET
SUIT. Move WEST twice, SOUTH twice, EAST three times and SOUTH twice to the
main reactor. GET CRYSTAL. Move NORTH twice, WEST three times and NORTH to the
time machine. PICK LOCK again to return to the time machine. Move NORTH to the
control room. DROP CRYSTAL in the slot. PUSH RED button. Move SOUTH twice, WEST
and SOUTH to the edge of the ravine. GET KEY. Move NORTH, WEST and NORTH to the
control room. PUSH WHITE button. Move SOUTH twice to the front porch. UNLOCK
DOOR with the door key from the edge of the ravine to complete the game.


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3.                                Item List

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DOOR KEY
  Found at the edge of the ravine in the cave. It is used to unlock the front
  porch door.


FUEL CAPSULE
  Found on the rocky mountain path one screen west from the start point. It is
  dropped in the slot in the main control room on the spaceship.


LASER RIFLE
  Found on the ledge halfway down the cliff face. It is used to shoot the robot
  on the flat plain.


LOCKPICK
  Found in the desert. It is used to pick the lock on the inner door in the
  the spaceship airlock. It is used to pick the lock on the time machine.


PARACHUTE
  Found at the top of the tree in the forest. It is used to survive the fall
  when jumping down from the edge of the cliff to the ledge halfway down the
  cliff face, and from the ledge to the base of the cliff.


SPACE SUIT
  Found in the suit locker on the time machine. It is used to survive standing
  near the main reactor on the spaceship.


TIME CRYSTAL
  Found in the main reactor on the spaceship. It is dropped in the slot in the
  large control room on the spaceship.


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4.                                   Maps

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MAP 1: SURFACE
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            _______
           | Para- |
           | Chute |
           |___ ___|
               |d
            __*2___                                     _______
           |       |                                   |       |
           |Forest |-*3                             *6-|Desert |
           |___ ___|                                   |___ ___|
   *3          |                                           ^
 __u|___    ___|___                          _______    ___|___
| Rocky |  |       |                        |Base of|  | Lock  |
| Path  |  |Forest |<-----------------------| Cliff |  | Pick  |
|_______|  |_______|                        |___ ___|  |___ ___|
       d\__         ________________________/   |          ^
          u\______d/                         ___|___*7  ___|___
           | Rocky |                        |       |  |       |
           | Path  |                        | Plain |->|Desert |
           |___ ___|                        |___ ___|  |_______|
               |                                |
            ___|___    _______*1  _______    ___v___*8
           | Rocky |  |Barren |  | Rocky |  |Outside|
           | Path  |--|Plateau|->| Path  |  | Ship  |
           |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
                          |
                       ___|___
                      | Steep |
                      | Cliff |
                      |___ ___|
                         *4
                       ___v___
                      |       |
                      | Ledge |
                      |___ ___|
                          |
                         *5

*1: Start point.
*2: CLIMB TREE to see the parachute.
*3: Leads to the Barren Plateau.
*4: JUMP DOWN to land on the ledge.
*5: JUMP DOWN to land at the Base of Cliff.
*6: Leads to the right Rocky Path.
*7: SHOOT LASER to land outside the ship.
*8: ENTER AIRLOCK to board the spaceship.


MAP 2: SPACESHIP
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 _______*3
|Control|
| Room  |
|___ ___|
    |
 ___|___    _______    _______
| Time  |  | Boot  |  | Suit  |
|Machine|--| Room  |--|Locker |
|___ ___|  |___ ___|  |_______|
    |          |
 ___|___*2  ___|___
|Outside|  | Empty |
|Machine|  | Room  |
|___ ___|  |_______|
    |
 ___|___    _______    _______    _______    _______    _______
|       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
|Airlock|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
               |                     |
               |                  ___|___    _______*4
               |                 |Engine |  |Machine|
               |                 | Room  |->| Maze  |
               |                 |___ ___|  |_______|
               |                     |
               |                  ___|___    _______
               |                 | Main  |  |       |
               |                 |Reactor|  |Corridr|
               |                 |_______|  |___ ___|
               |                                |
            ___|___    _______    _______    ___|___
           |       |  |       |  |       |  |       |
           |Corridr|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|--|Corridr|
           |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
                          |
                       ___|___*1
                      |Control|
                      | Room  |
                      |_______|


*1: Before taking off, moving north leads to the airlock. After taking off,
    moving north leads to the corridor maze.
*2: PICK LOCK to enter the time machine.
*3: PUSH RED after dropping the crystal to arrive in the control room on map 3.
*4: Maze of machinery. Move north to return to the engine room.


MAP 3: CAVE
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              _______*1
             |Control|
             | Room  |
             |___ ___|
                 |
              ___|___
             | Cave  |
+----------->|Entrnce|
|            |___ ___|
|                |
|  _______    ___|___
| |       |  |       |
+-| Cave  |--|Labrnth|
  |___ ___|  |_______|
      |
   ___|___
  |       |
  |Ravine |
  |_______|


*1: PUSH WHITE to arrive in the control room on map 4.


MAP 4: EARTH
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            _______
           |Control|
           | Room  |
           |___ ___|
               |
 _______    ___|___    _______
|       |  |Outside|  |       |
| Hills |<-|Machine|->| Hills |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|
               |
            ___|___*1
           | Front |
           | Porch |
           |_______|


*1: UNLOCK DOOR to complete the game.


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5.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2008-2011 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep
track of websites that haven't posted the latest version of this file, please
do not distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would
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