Text adventures were a massive, yet often overlooked part of computer gaming history. Hours would be spent typing in "go north", "Pick Up gold", "Hit troll with twig" and other command phrases that would enevitably leave you pulling your hair out in frustration when they didn't work. Does anyone have any particular memories of ?
My Top Ten are
1) The Hobbit - An absolute classic but I always wondered how on earth I managed to end up inside Thorin!?!
2) The Saga of Erik The Viking - A well written adventure with great graphics by Level 9 computing
3) Castle Colditz - Escape the castle and steal as much Nazi gold as possible
4) Knight Orc - Follow the adventures of Grindleguts the Orc as he wakes up from a night of drinking to find himself in lots of trouble.
5) The Golden Apple - One of the first Text adventures I ever played and also one of the best
6) Denis through the drinking glass - Follow Denis Thatcher on a quest to get as drunk as possible and avoid Maggie
7) Zork - The Classic Text adventure
The Wild Bunch - Cowboy based adventure where you get to hunt down members of the Wild Bunch.
9) Valhalla - A Nordic adventure with gods and dragons etc... Just try swearing so you can watch Mary the dwarf wander in and give you a swift kick in the happy sack.
10) The Dungeon Master - Text based RPG adventure that came with its own dungeon Editor.