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About the Story
Adventure Quest is a full scale adventure game with 225 individually described locations. You will have to solve a very large number of problems on your journey to the Black Tower and (perhaps) victory.
Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Development System: A-Code
Baf's Guide ID: 868
Sequel to Colossal Adventure, by Pete Austin, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, James Horsler
Followed by sequel Dungeon Adventure, by Mike Austin, Nick Austin, and Pete Austin
Followed by prequel Colossal Adventure, by Pete Austin, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, James Horsler
Jewels of Darkness
Everything useful seems to be guarded! There's a Djinn by the oasis, a sphinx by a pyramid and a giant picks the bones of an unfortunate traveller right in the middle of a path you'd just love to use. Avoid those and you can bet you'll run into some orcs! Even the priestess who offers to help you with your quest won't do so until you find and return her sun-dial. So nothing is straightforward.
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Old fashioned puzzle-fest, April 19, 2015
Adventure Quest may not meet the expectations we have of if today. For example, although it has a huge map, a lot of locations are padding; a staircase may consist of 5 locations when 2 could have been adequate (top and bottom), there are quite a few east-west and north-south passages which could have been shortened. Inventory management is also a challenge as you are limited to 4 items.
Despite all these shortcomings, this is still an immensely enjoyable game. and the reason for that are the puzzles. They are varied, there are plenty of them, and they all have satisfying solutions. I was stumped on quite a few occasions but that was never frustrating because when I finally figured out the solution, it was always logical. There are several different areas within the game, the transitions between them are handled in an interesting manner, contributing to the suspension of disbelief.
If you like old-school if where the emphasis is on the problem-solving, this will definitely be worth playing.
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