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Colossal Adventure

Level 9 Computing info 1982

Mike Austin info, Nick Austin, Pete Austin info
A-code info
Amiga, Amstrad CPC info, Amstrad PCW info, Apple II, Atari 400/800, Atari ST, BBC/Electron info, C64/128 info, Camputers Lynx info, Enterprise info, Macintosh, Memotech MTX info, MSX, Nascom info, Oric/Atmos, PC, Spectrum, ZX81
Fantasy, misc., Treasure hunt, Underground info
Jewels of Darkness [1: Colossal Adventure, 2: Adventure Quest, 3: Dungeon Adventure]
Colossal Caves [1: Colossal Cave Adventure, 2: Microsoft Adventure, 3: Pyramid 2000, 4: Advent, 5: Adventure 1, 6: Adventure, 7: Colossal Adventure, 8: Adventure, 9: Adventure, 10: Colossal Cave, 11: Serf's Tale, The, 12: Adventure, 13: Aventura Original, La, 14: Colossal Cave Adventure, 15: Colossal Cave, 16: Colossal Cave Adventure, 17: Classic Adventure, 18: Colossal Cave, The]
Entered by:
Alex, dave, Gunness, Manuel Schulz, Starscream, Strident



C.A. was Level 9's version of Crother and Woods' original. Due to A-Code's efficient text compression, Pete Austin managed to fit in a new 70-room finale, in which you must rescue a group of elves in a timed sequence.

The games in the series originally had various references to Tolkien's body of work and was therefore known as the Middle-Earth trilogy. When it was re-released by Rainbird, all Tolkien references were dropped and the trilogy retitled Jewels of Darkness.

On the Amstrad PCW, Apple II, and the 16-bit platforms, the game was only released as part of this trilogy. The Jewels of Darkness version also had illustrations added, the original versions were text-only.

The date of release for this adventure is often listed as 1983, however magazine advertising as early as August & September 1982 show that the release date on the initial formats was 1982.

Colossal Adventure was originally released as a 16K game for the Nascom. In the early days of Level 9, both 16K and expanded 32K variants of were released for the Nascom, BBC, Spectrum, and ZX81. After the release of Dungeon Quest, the 16K versions were no longer sold.

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