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Planet of Death (Planet_of_Death.txt)

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                           ADVENTURE A: PLANET OF DEATH

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   ZX Spectrum
Updated:  6th April, 2011
Version:  1.0


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


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  6th April, 2011   (Submitted to solutionarchive)
1.0:  12th April, 2009  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Adventure A: Planet of Death is an interactive fiction adventure made by Artic
Computing in 1981. The aim is to escape from an alien planet in your space ship
which has been captured and disabled by the inhabitants of the planet. Artic's
first adventure game only features a small number of locations and the puzzles
are all quite easy, but the game remains quite a fun little adventure to play.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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The game starts on the mountain plateau. GET FLINT. Move DOWN to the dense
forest. CUT ROPE. When asked with what, answer WITH FLINT. GET ROPE. Move SOUTH
and EAST to the strange house. GET BOARD. Move NORTH to the lake. USE BOARD to
cross the ravine to the old shed. GET GUN. USE BOARD to return to the lake.

Move NORTH and WEST twice to the edge of the deep pit. USE ROPE to climb down
to the quiet cavern. GET MAN. DROP MAN. GET MIRROR. KILL MAN. When asked with
what, answer WITH GUN. Move EAST to the wind tunnel. OPEN DOOR to enter the
computer room. GET KEY. Move WEST twice and SOUTH to the passage.

SMASH FIELD twice. DANCE to enter the large hangar. KILL SECURITY guard. UNLOCK
DOOR. When asked how, answer WITH KEY to enter the lift control room. A sign
gives a hint about the buttons. PUSH 3. PUSH 2. PUSH 1 to activate the lift.
Move EAST twice to the tall lift. GET MOTOR. Move WEST to the large hangar.
ENTER SHIP. PUSH AUX button to enter the lift. PUSH 4 to complete the game.


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3.                                 Item List

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BLOCK OF ICE
  Found in the ice cavern. It is used in the ice cavern to slide down the
  slope.


FLOOR BOARD
  Found in the strange house. It is used to cross the ravine.


GOLD COIN
  Found by wearing the boots and entering the lake. It can be used in the
  prison cell to escape.


KEY
  Found in the computer room. It is used to unlock the door in the large
  hangar.


LASER GUN
  Found in the old shed. It is used to kill the man in the quiet cavern. It is
  used to smash the field twice in the tunnel.


METAL BAR
  Found by breaking the bar in the prison cell. It is not used.


MIRROR
  Found by getting the man in the quiet cavern and then getting the mirror.
  It is used to pass through the weakened security field in the passage.


PAIR OF BOOTS
  Found in the strange house. They are worn so that the lake can be entered.


PAIR OF SLIMY GLOVES
  Found in the wind tunnel. They can be worn to pick up the slimy man in the
  quiet cavern, although nothing happens if the gloves are not worn.


PIECE OF SHARP FLINT
  Found on the mountain plateau. It can be used to cut the rope in the dense
  forest.


POOL OF WATER
  Available after carrying the block of ice around for too long. It is not
  used.


ROPE
  Found in the dense forest after the rope has been cut with the sharp flint.
  It is used to climb down the edge of the deep pit.


SLEEPING GREEN MAN
  Found in the quiet cavern. He is picked up and then dropped so that the
  mirror can be taken.


STARTER MOTOR
  Found in the tall lift. It is needed to power the space ship.


STONES
  Found at the edge of the deep pit. They are not used.


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4.                                    Map

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 _______*3  _______    _______    _______
|Prison |  |Quiet  |  | Wind  |  |Computr|
| Cell  |--|Cavern |--|Tunnel |--| Room  |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
               |   ^____________________________
 _______    ___|___    _______                  |
|Prison |  |       |  |Prison |                 |
| Cell  |--|Passage|--| Cell  |                 |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|                 |
               |                                |
 _______    ___|___    _______    _______    ___|___*2  _______
| Lift  |  | Large |  | Tall  |  |       |  |  Ice  |  |       |
|Control|--|Hanger |--| Lift  |  | Maze  |  |Cavern |--| Maze  |
|_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |___ ___|  |_______|  |_______|
         __/   |                     |  s\__         __/
 _______/   ___|___               ___|___   \______e/
|       |  |Prison |             |       |  |       |
| Ship  |  | Cell  |             | Maze  |  | Maze  |
|_______|  |_______|             |___ ___|  |_______|
                                     |
 _______    _______               ___|___
|Edge of|  |       |             | Damp  |
|  Pit  |--|Plateau|-------------| Cave  |
|_______|  |___ ___|             |_______|
               ^  d\__
               |      \_______
               |      | Dense |
               +------|Forest |
                      |___ ___|
                          |
            _______    ___|___*1
           |       |  |       |
           | Shed  |--| Lake  |------+
           |_______|  |_______|      |
                                     |
                                  ___|___
                                 |Strange|
                                 | House |
                                 |_______|


*1: Use the board to cross the ravine on the west.
*2: Get the ice and use it to slide down the slope.
*3: Break the bar and move up to escape from the cell.


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5.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2009-2011 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep
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do not distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would
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