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Jokers Wild

Phoenix Software info 1984

Language:
English
Authors:
Nic Ford
Platforms:
Spectrum
Genres:
Time travel
Entered by:
Exemptus
Added:
01-06-2020

Synopsis

Plot

In 1972, intergalactic aliens have infiltrated Earth and are posing as funfair people, placing hypnotic playing cards in "bunko booths" to capture people's souls. You and Captain Phenix have been summoned back from the future to lock the cards in a security box. From there, you must find the Time Vortex that is holding our enemies in the space-time continuum of Earth 1972.

Notes

This adventure appears as the second side of an arcade + adventure double tape, exactly like Dodge City (also from Phoenix Software). This one is a true text adventure, unlike the former. Completing four levels of the arcade game is necessary before the password to the adventure is disclosed. The arcade game is extremely hard, which is the reason this adventure has probably been
practically unknown. Link to ZXDB entry (for reference): https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=2638.

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Exemptus (01-06-2020 17:32)

This game is part of the same series as "Dodge City" and others, a double tape with an arcade game and an adventure (ish). The concept didn't catch, in part because neither of the games is very good.