Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Text Adventure
Standalone Release(s) : 1985: BLUE DRAGON, MP Software, £6.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : MP, 165 Spital Road, Bromborough, MERSEYSIDE
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
Instructions currently unavailable.
Instructions' Source : Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
Either these adventures from MP Software are getting harder or I'm losing my touch. Your task is to find the location of the Sun God's treasure and defeat the ferocious blue dragon which guards it.
At the start you find yourself on a beach. To your left is a bird perched upon a high rock. It's not impressed with your efforts to catch it. To your right is an evil-smelling rubbish dump that, surprisingly, is not to be avoided. Behind you is an empty gulley. Is this how I got here, you think? Wrong! Ahead of you is a narrow track up the cliffs to a forbidding castle high above.
You should be able to solve most of the mysteries surrounding you and, provided you have found that elusive knight (hint), you should be able to collect all the goodies and wipe the sneer off that bird's face. On doing so you find that the bird is in reality a beautiful princess who has been transformed by an evil wizard. (Surely after all these adventures there can't be that many evil wizards left?)
Anyway, noble soul that you are, you volunteer to follow the bird to a land far away and then your quest begins in earnest. After a couple of hours you reach the same point as me. (I'm the one in the corner with the beard and pointed hat.)
Can you uncover the secret of the "triangular slot in the wall by an almost invisible door"? If so, please write to me c/o Electron User and let me know, because I couldn't! To be fair (excuses, excuses), I had just received MP's two latest adventures and was eager to try them out.
Anyway, back to BLUE DRAGON. I'm always impressed by any game that I don't manage to finish. This is no exception. I daresay there is an object somewhere that will open the door and one day I am determined to go back and find it.
Overall, definitely superior to earlier MP adventures and of about average difficulty.
Merlin, ELECTRON USER 2. 5