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by Garry
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: The Base
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: The Base

I haven't played it, so can't help. Note that Terri's solution is for the Spectrum version. I did an UnPaws on the Spectrum game and confirmed that Terri's solution to STICK PHOTO ON PASS is correct. On the Amstrad version, perhaps try synonyms for the verb and the preposition, e.g. STICK/GLUE/ATTAC...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

In all fairness, Strident is trying to do the right thing and find physical evidence. It may well be that Dog Planet was Other Venture #5 for the TRS-80 and Saigon was Other Venture #5 for the Atari and Apple II. I bought it and played it on the Atari and we certainly referred to it as Other Venture...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Wonders never cease. He also lists the Questrobe series in the 50s. The same web site lists the Jyym Pearson games under 'Other Ventures'. Saigon:The Final Days is unnumbered. Death Planet is not included. Zossed in Space is listed separately, even though it is Other Venture #0 in the Adventure Inte...
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Yes, of course. Just like The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai is adventure #14 and Return to Pirate's Isle is adventure #14.
by Garry
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

The Atari disk version had graphics. That's how I played it. In a recent interview with Scott Adams in The Classic Adventurer issue 5, the interviewer said "A total of five games were released via "Other Ventures" - John Rausch's Classic Adventure and Jyym Pearson and Norman Sailer's Crowley Manor ,...
by Garry
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

The CASA category that you're talking about is "Related", not "Series". Saigon was definitely related to the other Jyym Pearson games in the Other Venture series. From its first release in Adventure International catalog vol. 3 no. 2 to vol. 3 no. 5 (the last one that I've seen), it was grouped toge...
by Garry
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

Adventure International changed the packaging and box art for their adventures around this time and the 'Other Venture' title was removed from 'The Curse of Crowley Manor' and 'Saigon: The Final Days'. I'm not sure about the others. Nevertheless, the instructions still referred to these as the 'Othe...
by Garry
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

That doesn't surprise me. Adventure International could never get their act together. Dog Star Adventure was published elsewhere before AI got a hold of it.
by Garry
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

You're not searching hard enough. It's Other Venture #5. It is listed in the Other Ventures tri-pack manual, along with Curse of Crowley Manor , Earthquake - San Francisco 1906 and Escape from Traam . On pages 5-8, it has loading instructions for Apple II disk, Atari 16k tape, Atari disk, TRS-80 Mod...
by Garry
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)
Replies: 35
Views: 3384

Re: Saigon: The Final Days (Atari 400/800 & TRS-80)

It's most definitely one of the Other Venture series. I bought it for the Atari 400/800 back in the day (and solved it). From memory, it was also available for the Apple II. Not sure about other platforms. I must dig out my notes and map.
by Garry
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Clarification about conversions

And when I get back to the C64 one of these days, I'll do my little bit to help with the cleanup.
by Garry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Clarification about conversions

So what classifies as originally released platform in case of type-in games? The version of BASIC that it was originally written in. This is always clearly stated in the book or magazine where it was originally published. For example, if an adventure was published in The Captain 80 book of BASIC ad...
by Garry
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Clarification about conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Clarification about conversions

This is Jacob's web site and he has the ultimate say. However, I think Strident summed it up well. If it's an "official" conversion, it's listed. If it's an "unofficial" conversion, it's not listed, but unofficial conversions can (and should) be mentioned in notes. This is what I try to do when ente...
by Garry
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventuron Halloween Jam is ready for voting
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Adventuron Halloween Jam is ready for voting

The Adventuron Halloween Jam is currently underway. This is the second Adventuron game jam. This time around, the adventure had to have a halloween theme and had to include a spooky house, a graveyard, a skeleton and a bell. It had to have at least 4 puzzles and it had to have illustrations for at l...
by Garry
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Moonstone (Atari 130xe)
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Moonstone (Atari 130xe)

It's a small game with 16 rooms written in Atari BASIC. It starts in the escape tube of a submarine. There's only a closed hatch and you are carrying top secret plans. As the game unfolds, you come across a dead captain and a saboteur. You have to use an aqualung to explore outside the submarine whe...