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    Anyone here also enjoyed playing text adventures on the C64?

    For those who do not know, text adventures are - like it sounds - games that had only text in them, no visuals (though there were some with still images too). You would type in commands in English words, for example "Go West" or "Look at map".

    It was more like reading a book, except you chose what to do. Like a Choose your Own Adventure book, but a lot more open ended. You could use and pick up stuff. They all had mysteries or puzzles of sort.

    One of my favorites was one called pirate adventure, I think that was the one that I completed first. I'll post more titles I played as soon as I remember them, there were many cool ones
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    I love text based adventures! I used to play them a lot. Maybe even more then the "normal" graphic games. A very good way to excercise your imagination.

    One of the first games I played was called "Adventureland" . I think it was one of the first text adventures. I really enjoyed it and that got me started on more text based games

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    I personally hated those games too frustrating. Whenever I would get stuck I would start typing curse words in. At least that kept me entertained for a while.

    So I guess these games are not for everyone, especially those not known for their patience (like me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared View Post
    I love text based adventures! I used to play them a lot. Maybe even more then the "normal" graphic games. A very good way to excercise your imagination.

    One of the first games I played was called "Adventureland" . I think it was one of the first text adventures. I really enjoyed it and that got me started on more text based games
    Here's a site with good information about text games, and also links to play ones including the Adventureland game Jared mentioned

    TEXT ADVENTURE GAMES

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    I also really liked the text adventures. One of my favorites was called Wishbringer by Infocom, it had a cool story and was not that hard to beat, puzzles and humor were great too

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    I remember a text adventure game called Deadline, by Infocom. It was a mystery game. Very good stories with lots of leads and clues (including false clues) which kept me very intrigued in all of the story

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    My favorite text adventure game was called Dragonworld (Published by Telarium). It was based on a book with the same title, by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves. Very engaging story.

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    I remember an awesome text adventure game called Castle of Terror. It had a really good creepy atmosphere and some great spooky music

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    My favorite C64 text adventure was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Infocom, since it was based on one of my favorite Science Fiction books.

    The game itself was very fun and clever, it had many good puzzles, mysteries and locations, and it understood and responded to a rich variety of text commands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klicker View Post
    I remember an awesome text adventure game called Castle of Terror. It had a really good creepy atmosphere and some great spooky music
    Yeah I remember that one... good times.

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    My favorite text game for the C64 was a game called "The Tracer Sanction" by Activision.

    It was a graphic text adventure.

    Game had some great challenges and nice art.

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    Neverending story was another good graphic text one.

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    Default Re: Commodore 64 Text Adventures?

    I remember I had a disk with a gold label and it had 4 text adventures on it which I liked to play but not sure what they were (cant find the disk anymore)

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    I found the names of the games I was looking for:

    African Adventure
    Pirate Adventure
    King Tuts Tomb

    These were pretty cool text adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chronodev View Post
    Anyone here also enjoyed playing text adventures on the C64?

    For those who do not know, text adventures are - like it sounds - games that had only text in them, no visuals (though there were some with still images too). You would type in commands in English words, for example "Go West" or "Look at map".

    It was more like reading a book, except you chose what to do. Like a Choose your Own Adventure book, but a lot more open ended. You could use and pick up stuff. They all had mysteries or puzzles of sort.

    One of my favorites was one called pirate adventure, I think that was the one that I completed first. I'll post more titles I played as soon as I remember them, there were many cool ones
    Yeah I also liked the Pirate Adventure one

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    Quote Originally Posted by taran22 View Post
    My favorite C64 text adventure was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Infocom, since it was based on one of my favorite Science Fiction books.

    The game itself was very fun and clever, it had many good puzzles, mysteries and locations, and it understood and responded to a rich variety of text commands.
    DON'T PANIC! ;v)

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    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of stalag 23 it was an awsome adventure game about a German prison camp.

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    The Pawn was absolutely amazing (had still graphics, very good graphics but just stills)
    and for pure text I always loved Wizard's Casyle (I think the misspelling is on purpose, but not sure as it's been at least 15 years!)

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