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VMC10_073D.zip
Contains VMC10.exe
Type CLOAD & hit ENTER. Select WEREWOLF.​C10 in the JimG subdirectory of the Cassette directory. Type RUN...
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The Werewolf Howls at Dawn

by Michael A. Rose and Ken Rose

Horror
1982

(based on 1 rating)
1 review

About the Story

The last thing you remember is hitting a large doglike creature on the head with your silver cane. Looking up you see a full moon. In the distance you hear a church bell chime midnight. Looking down you see a wolf-tag. On it are the words: caution... This animal has been inoculated with werewolf simplex II. If bitten, take wolvesbane immediately (if not sooner). His name is Larry. It is midnight.

Published in Softline Magazine July 1982 as part of the "Adventures in Adventuring" column.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Public Domain
Development System: Basic
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: dsj7oy5va1sumspu

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very simple, and requires patching, November 3, 2020

The version in the VMC10_073D zipfile is missing an essential initialization step, preventing the player from making progress in the game. This can be fixed by adding this line to the BASIC after loading the game from the tape, before running it:

160 o(1)=12:o(2)=6:o(3)=5:o(4)=4

I don't have the original magazine source, so I don't know if it was missed when transcribed onto the cassette tape image, or was missing from the article either accidentally or as an exercise to the reader.

A later version of this game for 16-bit PCs, fully functioning and slightly improved, is at archive.org.

As for the game itself, the writing is generally dull and the room descriptions are extremely spartan. The map is small and the gameplay simple even by TRS-80 game standards, and the two puzzles (when not absent due to not being initialized) are rudimentary.





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