Saturday, 7 April 2012

Can I Cheat Death? [Amstrad CPC] Featuring the worst pub in the world

Easter weekend can only mean a long session down the pub. Or, in Harry Yack's case, sitting in front of his computer and typing frivolous commands into classic text adventure games based in public houses. This particular game, coded by Simon Avery, is in the public domain so can be downloaded freely here.

Sevensixsixtwo requested the game Pub Crawl for C64, but since I haven't yet managed to get the thing going, I figured this would be the next best thing.

I didn't manage to get very far, mainly due to my own ineptness at this type of game. Although I did code a few of these types of games in my formative years, they were much more linear and basic, and certainly didn't involve events as complex as buying condoms. There was, however, a certain amount of (implied) nudity, but things stopped far short of, shall we say, rumpy-pumpy. I've already given away far too much, but suffice to say that Mr Yack will probably give up and go home long before that stage. Indeed, his confidence is severely dented when his attempts to chat up the barmaid fall upon deaf ears pretty early on.

Spot the Freakazoid, Pet Shop Boys and Pink Floyd references for extra Cadbury's Creme Eggs.

Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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