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Behind Closed Doors 4: Balrog's Day Out (Behind_Closed_Doors_4.txt)

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                               FAQ/Walkthrough for
                     BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 4: BALROG'S DAY OUT

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GUIDE INFORMATION
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Author:   Tom Hayes
E-mail:   thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com
System:   ZX Spectrum
Updated:  29th March, 2011
Version:  1.1


CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
2. Walkthrough
3. Item List
4. Point List
5. Maps
6. Credits
7. Copyright Information


VERSION HISTORY
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1.1:  29th March, 2011      (Submitted to solutionarchive)
1.0:  17th September, 2010  (First version)


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1.                                Introduction

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Published in 1989 by Zenobi Software, Behind Closed Doors 4 is the fourth in a
series of four short interactive fiction adventures for the ZX Spectrum. While
the first three games all took place in one room and involved Balrog's attempts
to escape from the wooden hut at the bottom of his garden, the fourth game is
different as there are many locations. The game is based in a theme park, and
the aim is to make it from the rollercoaster entrance over to the public toilet
on the other side of the park. The game is enjoyable enough, but lacks the
detail and difficulty of the previous one-room adventures.


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2.                                Walkthrough

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The game starts to the rollercoaster entrance. Move EAST and NORTH to the crowd
of people. EXAMINE VENDOR to see that he is selling dragon-burgers for 50p. BUY
BURGER with the 50 pence coin. EXAMINE BURGER to see that it is not worth 50p.
COMPLAIN about the burger to receive the 10p coin from the vendor. Move SOUTH,
WEST four times, SOUTH, WEST, SOUTH and WEST to the bench.

STAND ON BENCH. EXAMINE TREE to see a hole. INSERT HAND into the hole to be
bitten by a squirrel. DROP BURGER and the squirrel will run into the bushes.
INSERT HAND into the tree to feel something warm. INSERT HAND into the tree
again to find a golden ring. Move DOWN, NORTHWEST and WEST twice to arrive
outside the towers. LOOK BEHIND SIGN to see a piece of chewing gum. GET GUM.
Move EAST and NORTH to the platform. WAIT and the cable cart will arrive.

Move WEST into the cable cart. WAIT and the attendant will snap off one of the
levers. GIVE GUM and the attendant will fix the lever. Move EAST, DOWN, EAST,
SOUTH, EAST twice and NORTH to the lost and found hut. TALK BULBO and he will
say that he has lost his magic ring. GIVE RING to get the piece of note-paper.
Move SOUTH, NORTHEAST, SOUTHEAST, EAST and NORTH to the public toilet. EXAMINE
DOOR to see a coin slot. INSERT COIN into the slot to complete the game.


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3.                                 Item List

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50 PENCE COIN
  Available at the start of the game. It is used to buy a dragon-burger from
  the vendor near the crowd of people.


10P COIN
  Found after complaining to the burger vendor about the dragon-burger. It is
  inserted into the coin slot on the public toilet door.


DRAGON-BURGER
  Bought with the 50 pence coin from the burger vendor. After standing on the
  bench and inserting Arnold's hand into the tree, the dragon-burger is dropped
  to make the squirrel run away.


GOBLIN GAZZETTE
  Found blowing in the breeze on the bend in the path. It is not used.


GOLDEN RING
  After the squirrel has run away from the tree, Arnold's hand is inserted into
  the hole in the tree twice to find the golden ring. It is given to Bulbo in
  the lost and found hut to get the piece of note-paper.


PIECE OF NOTE-PAPER
  Found by giving the golden ring to Bulbo in the lost and found hut. It is
  used after entering the public toilet.


PIECE OF STICKY GUM
  Found by looking behind the sign outside the towers. It is given to the
  attendant in the cable cart so that he can fix the lever.


SMALL RING
  Found by searching the waste bin on the other side of the theme park. It is
  not used.


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4.                                 Point List

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10     10    Complain to the vendor about the burger to receive the 10p coin.
20     10    Drop the burger to make the squirrel run away.
30     10    Insert hand into the hole in the tree twice to find a golden ring.
40     10    Look behind the sign outside the towers to find the gum.
50     10    Get the piece of gum from the back of the sign.
60     10    Wait on the platfrom for the cable cart to arrive.
70     10    Give the piece of gum to the attendant to fix the lever.
80     10    Talk to Bulbo in the lost and found hut.
90     10    Give the golden ring to Bulbo in the lost and found hut.
100    10    Insert the 10p coin into the slot on the public toilet door.


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5.                                   Maps

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MAP 1: OUTSIDE GARDENS
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                                     _______
                                    |Nr Drgn|
                                    |Waltzer|
                                    |___ ___|
                                        |
    _______    _______    _______    ___|___
   |Gardens|  |       |  |Rlrcstr|  |Bend in|
*1-|Entrnce|--| Path  |--|Entrnce|--| Path  |
   |_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|


*1: Leads to the Gardens Path on map 2.


MAP 2: IN THE GARDENS
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 _______*2  _______*1                                   _______
| Cable |  | Cart  |                                   |Gardens|
| Cart  |--|Platfrm|                                   | Path  |
|_______|  |___ ___|                                   |___ ___|
               |   ^__                                     |
 _______    ___|___   \_______               _______    ___|___
|Outside|  | 3-Way |  |W Exit |             |Flower-|  |Ornmntl|
|Towers |--| Path  |--|Gardens|-------------|  bed  |--| Pond  |
|_______|  |_______|  |_______|             |___ ___|  |_______|
                              \__               |
                                 \_______    ___|___
                                 |       |  |Scluded|<-+
                                 | Bench |--|Bushes |  |
                                 |_______|  |_______|--+


*1: WAIT for the cable cart to arrive.
*2: WAIT, GIVE GUM and then WAIT to travel to the other side of the gardens.


MAP 3: OTHER SIDE OF GARDENS
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            _______    _______
           |Btm of |  | Waste |
           | Steps |--|  Bin  |
           |___ ___|  |___ ___|
               |u         |
 _______    __d|___    ___|___    _______
| Cable |  | North |  |Outside|  |       |
| Cart  |--|Platfrm|  |LogRide|--| Path  |-*1
|_______|  |_______|  |_______|  |_______|


*1: Leads to Entrance Cart Park on map 4.


MAP 4: CART PARK
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    _______    _______               _______
   |LostFnd|  | N End |             |Public |
   |  Hut  |  |CrtPark|             |Toilets|
   |___ ___|  |_______|             |___ ___|
       |    __/       \__               |
    ___|___/             \_______    ___|___    _______
   |Entrnce|             |E Exit |  |       |  | Park  |
*1-|CrtPark|             |CrtPark|--| Path  |--|Entrnce|
   |_______|             |_______|  |_______|  |_______|
           \__         __/
              \_______/
              | S End |
              |CrtPark|
              |_______|


*1: Leads to Path on map 3.


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6.                                 Credits

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- EMUZWin (http://kolmck.net/apps/EmuZWin_Eng.htm)
  The emulator that was used to run the tape image for this game.


- GUEmap (http://www.cjmweb.net/GUEmap/)
  A program that was used to map out the locations in this game.


- UnPAWS (http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXprogrammingXquill.html)
  The program that was used to extract information from this game.


- World of Spectrum (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/)
  A website that hosts a massive amount of Spectrum-related material. The tape
  image for this game was found here.


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7.                          Copyright Information

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This file is Copyright 2010-2011 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep
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