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Microfair Madness

by Gareth Pitchford profile and Scott Denyer (The Spud)

Episode 1 of Microfair Madness

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About the Story

Today was the day of the 'Personal Computer Whirled Show', the 100th Microfair, and you eagerly held a copy of your latest adventure in your sweaty little hands to give to the publisher, who had a stall there. Strange things were sure to happen when you reached 'Sir Clive's Exhibition Hall', and the space ship hovering overhead and the dragon in the entrance hall did nothing to dispel your fears!...

Microfair Madness was a three-part text adventure game initially produced for the ZX Spectrum. It came in two versions, the standard 48K game and a greatly-expanded 128K edition with more puzzles, additional text and two extra mini-games.

Microfair Madness features the following mini-adventures:

The Hoppit
The Search for Smok [Part 2 of the game]
The Great Caravan Caper [128K only]
The Quest for the Holy Snail [128K only]
A PAWed Amstrad CPC/PCW CP/M version of this title was produced and sold by Philip Reynolds of The Adventure Workshop (originally sold via The Guild?). The planned Quilled, Commodore 64 port by Tony Collins of The Guild was never completed.

When Delbert the Hamster Software closed, the ZX Spectrum 128K +3 version of Microfair Madness was distributed by Zenobi Software as Microfair Madness Plus (+).

The mini-adventure The Quest for the Holy Snail formed the basis of a later, full adventure-length release. There was a half-sequel to Microfair Madness produced, called Personal Computing Whirled!. Adventuron (PC) versions of the Microfair Madness mini-games The Hoppit and The Quest for the Holy Snail are also available.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Former commercial
Development System: PAW (Professional Adventure Writer)
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
Baf's Guide ID: 2449
IFID: Unknown
TUID: fke14cgi6hictng6


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