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Windows Application (Windows XP and later) (Compressed with RAR. Unpacking tools are available for most platforms - see Wikipedia for pointers.)
Contains GRAIL.GAM
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The Holy Grail

by Jim MacBrayne

Cave crawl, Arthurian

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About the Story

The consequences to be faced if you fail in your mission are dire indeed. Are you up to the challenge? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2]

Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for Commodore Amiga in 1989.

The TADS port dates from 1995.

In 2020, the original author produced a new version for Windows PC using QBASIC64.

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Editorial Reviews

My travels took me through some 140 locations and so detailed and well written were their descriptions that I even enjoyed wandering into a few dead ends. As Yaggra had said in the introductory text, "A degree of risk does exist, but any goal worth achieving is made the sweeter by the pleasure of the chase." This was an observation with which I had to concur and my pleasure at reaching the end was tempered only by the realisation that there were no more places to visit or problems to solve.
-- Neil Shipman
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The Jim MacBrayne games
It can't fairly be said that these are terrific examples of their kind; they're flawed in several respects on the design front. But they're solidly put together, and nostalgic old-style IF buffs just might enjoy one of them; Holy Grail is probably the best of the lot, but there's not much to distinguish them. For most of us, though, the main function of Jim MacBrayne's games is to offer some perspective on where IF has come.
-- Duncan Stevens
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