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The Archers

by Pete Austin and Joan Lamb


About the Story

If they put you in charge of The Archers, how would you change life in Ambridge? Here's your chance to find out. In this four-part, illustrated, text game you are the story editor, taking the plot decisions for:

  • Jack Woolley
  • Eddie Grundy
  • Elizabeth Archer
  • Nelson Gabriel

You're in charge, but you'll have to face the consequences of your decisions. They may cause a stir in The Bull—or in Broadcasting House. Watch out for memos from the Controller Radio 4 and see how you fare in the charts!

Level 9 Computing has teamed up with scriptwriters from the world's longest-running broadcast serial to create a game that takes you behind the scenes—and into the heart of Ambridge life.

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Your Sinclair

"Not so much a program, more a way of country life, or perhaps a course in scriptwriting in this Level 9/Mosaic joint venture which follows the success last Christmas of the similarly styled Adrian Mole. After a quick burst of that well-known theme tune, you're straight into the multi-choice game. A few more instructions wouldn't go amiss, as although the cassette inlay is choc-a-bloc with them, nowhere are you told that you can type in commands like HELP and SCORE if you can break out of the 1/2/3 multiple- choice options (I only discovered it by typing in a nonsense input.)"
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