Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Alias : RICK HANSON 3
Game Type : Text Adventure
Standalone Release(s) : 1985: MYOREM, Robico, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1986: SAGA OF A SPY, Robico, £24.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : ROBICO, 3 Fairland Close, Llantrisant, MID GLAMORGAN CF7 8QH
Disc compatibility : Unknown
Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
During the past fifteen months, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, WOODBURY END and RICK HANSON have been battling it out for the honour of being the number one adventure program available for the Electron. Now there is a new pretender to that crown.
You begin the adventure in the now familiar role of super spy Rick Hanson and in a strange predicament: "Gazing around, you see that you are in the south-east corner of a large dusty arena, bound to a study post by thick ropes. Smooth stone walls, ancient and yellowing, surround you, reflecting the sunlight into your eyes. You are choked by the gag pushed into your mouth minutes before. You can say nothing. You only have your thoughts."
You can't move, shout, twitch or even smoke a last cigarette - all you can do is think. That is the crux of your success or failure. "You close your eyes and the memories come streaming back to you...your mission to lead a coup against a South American junta...that abhorrent prison...your evasion of the soldiers and eventually your leap for cover into the gaping blackness of the ditch."
The atmosphere created by these memories is such that it will transport you into Rick's psyche. I won't give away any more of the plot as Robico is offering a hundred pounds cash prize to the first person to complete this adventure. So if you want that prize, you will have to earn it.
The program accepts multiple statements such as: "Get all the pens except the red one and write with the black one." This is a welcome relief from the all too common "Get pen" maximum allowed by most adventures.
As with all Robico adventures, MYOREM is packaged in a professional manner with full game details, an Adventurer's Notebook, and an envelope for obtaining limited hints from Robico for the less intrepid adventurer.
MYOREM is definitely the best text adventure I have yet seen for the Electron. Its evocative descriptions and superb plot must make it a classic addition to any discerning collection - and you don't need to have played its predecessors to enjoy its richness. Buy it - you won't find better.
Atmosphere ..................... 10
Frustration factor .............. 9
Value for money ................. 9
Overall ........................ 10
Pendragon, ELECTRON USER 4. 1