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Inca Curse - Review

Review by Sudders

Ratings

Parser/Vocabulary
6
Atmosphere
7
Cruelty
Tough
Puzzles
6
Overall
7
Written:
23-02-2016
Last edited:
24-02-2016
Platform:
Spectrum

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Number 2 in the Artic Adventure series, or rather letter B. Once again ported from the ZX81, the author got a little bit more ambitious with more rooms to explore in a classic collect the treasure quest.
The treasures must be collected from inside the temple and taken outside. Choose your treasures carefully because as soon as you leave with an armful of treasure the game finishes and you are given a score. Different treasures supply different scores.
Although once again just black text on white background this is a quite suspenseful game with a relatively logical puzzles and fun to be had.
The spelling is awful 'armary' for example, but this doesn't detract from the overall feel.
I felt a genuine sense of time pressure as I looked to collect my treasures and escape in one piece.
Another decent jaunt from the Artic boys.




Parser/Vocabulary (Rating: 6/10)

Still a very simple two word input with the odd "with what" allowing a more detailed request.

Atmosphere (Rating: 7/10)

Not bad considering. This is the 3rd of their games I played and I like that it is mostly down to imagination with their pointers.

Cruelty (Rating: Tough)

There is one stage with fire room where you can keep getting stuck at and the need for coloured stones to get out (or in) in some places can lead to being trapped. Outside of that relatively gentle.

Puzzles (Rating: 6/10)

A good range and logical but challenging puzzles that supply satisfaction on completion. One or two things are just find and hope though (the stones).

Overall (Rating: 7/10)

I don't know whether this is the same author as Planet of Death [it's not -ed] but whoever it was he put together a decent example of an early Spectrum adventure. Well worth a play.