Category: The Adventure Gamer

Consulting Detective Vol. II – Pair of Pretty Paintings Pilfered, Perhaps Pawned

Written by Joe Pranevich After a birthday detour back into Infocom-land, I’m back to playing Consulting Detective. Last time around, I solved the first of three cases by finding a lion-murdering thief with a penchant for poisoning his witnesses. That case was pretty fun but not perfect. It did take […]

Missed Classic 73: Curse of Crowley Manor (1981) – Introduction

by Will Moczarski Introduction: Who was Jyym Pearson? The sixth adventure game in our Med Systems marathon is the last one released in 1981, and it’s a rather famous one. The Institute is also the first game I’ve played before (albeit in the later port for the Commodore 64), and […]

Missed Classic 72: Microworld – WON! and Final Rating

by Will Moczarski Med Systems Marathon Overview: (a) 1980 Summary(b) Reality Ends (1980)(c) Rat’s Revenge / Deathmaze 5000 (1980)(d) Labyrinth (1980)(e) Asylum (1981) Second Time’s the Charm My actual playthrough of Microworld takes me about 7 hours and a fair amount of head-scratching. I’ll start from the beginning in this […]

Missed Classic 72: Microworld (1981) – Introduction

by Will Moczarski Med Systems Marathon Overview:(a) 1980 Summary(b) Reality Ends (1980)(c) Rat’s Revenge / Deathmaze 5000 (1980)(d) Labyrinth (1980)(e) Asylum (1981) The confusing ad (thanks to Ira Goldklang at trs-80.com) Introduction In the context of our current marathon, Microworld is a notable game in many ways. It’s the first […]

Game 112: Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II – Introduction (1992)

Written by Joe Pranevich The blurb on the back of the box tells us, “What they said about Sherlock I, you’ll say about Sherlock II.” I am fairly certain that there have never been truer words in advertising because that is exactly how I feel opening up Sherlock Holmes: Consulting […]