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Golden Apple, The - Review

Review by Sudders

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
6
Atmosphere
7
Cruelty
Tough
Puzzles
7
Overall
7
Written:
25-01-2016
Last edited:
Platform:
Spectrum

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My 5th Artic adventure. They've gone a bit more colourful with this one as I think it was the first one that wasn't a direct copy from the ZX81 original. It remains a relatively straightforward fun adventure, albeit with the relatively obvious treasure collection theme.
I think I enjoyed this most of the five so far.
Why am I trawling my way through them all? Well....Ship of Doom was the first game I ever got, my Dad bought it for me and I never finished it. I'd missed adventures so I started there!




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 6/10)

Once again there are a few odd commands like 'on lamp' instead of 'light lamp'. This makes one or two situations a little tricky. Otherwise pretty sound.

Atmosphere (Rating: 7/10)

Vaguely atmospheric but it won't have you hiding behind the chair.

Cruelty (Rating: Tough)

Nothing that would make you maddened by the difficulty. Many times you need to pace a little...

Puzzles (Rating: 7/10)

Challenging but logical puzzles that make the game challenging enough but mean it can be completed without resort to solution help (I needed help for 'on lamp'!

Overall (Rating: 7/10)

A nice traditional old school adventure, polished enough and satisfying to complete.