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Hilderbay 1981

Language:
English
Systems:
BASIC info
Platforms:
Spectrum, ZX81
Genres:
Treasure hunt
Entered by:
Gunness, jgerrie, Strident, WhenIWasCruel
Added:
20-10-2010
Edited:
10-06-2022

Synopsis

Plot

While you are camping in the Yukon, a dense fog comes down. A prospector was lost in such a fog long ago. People say he had hoarded a huge treasure, but it was never found.

Notes

Originally produced for the ZX81 in 1981 and sold on the Hilderbay Games Pack.

A version was produced in 1982 for the ZX Spectrum, which seems to have been a straightforward port of the ZX81 version. There also appears to have been a different second 1982/1983 Spectrum version.

A Holdco advert from April 1982, as well as later months, also lists the game as being available for Atari and Apple II. The Hilderbay/Holdco arrangement doesn't seem to have lasted long so it's not known if these ports actually existed.

Jason Dyer covered the game as part of his All the Adventures project.

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User Comments

Sudders (13-03-2017 17:11)

My word this is a frustrating game

Gunness (14-03-2017 10:27)

There's probably a reason why the publisher is mostly known for business software :)

Sudders (16-03-2017 17:21)

Good point. I'm not sure I can finish it!

Exemptus (12-12-2019 22:44)

I have solved it. I find it interesting that there seems to be no solution anywhere on the Internet. The game is tricky, but not really difficult - except for the fact that the only ZX81 tape image file in circulation has a deadly bug. The line 9310 LOAD in the BASIC listing should be instead 9310 SCROLL for the game to work. Once corrected, the game can be finished. I don't know if this bug was in the original game or is a side effect of the image conversion, but chances are it's the latter.