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Name the Old Game - Part III

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Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

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Nope. Not sure, but I think they did do Pitfall for the C64 - it definitely rings a bell.....

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I feel I should know this one as I had a C64.....but not quite there yet, so I'll throw in a random.

 

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Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

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Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

Clue 4: When the game was first released the publishers offered a prize to the first person who could complete the game and find and correctly answer all the riddles.

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Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

Clue 4: When the game was first released the publishers offered a prize to the first person who could complete the game and find and correctly answer all the riddles.

Clue 5: The prize, a gold sceptre evidently worth £35,000, was apparently never claimed.

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Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

Clue 4: When the game was first released the publishers offered a prize to the first person who could complete the game and find and correctly answer all the riddles.

Clue 5: The prize, a gold sceptre evidently worth £35,000, was apparently never claimed.

Clue 6: A map of the playing area was published in the October 1984 issue of the magazine Personal Computer Games, which also voted it The Game of the Month for the previous month.

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Cheated and looked it up. Never heard of it... but then I was 5 years old in October 1984 and I never had a Commodore 64.

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Im pretty sure I had this game but cant think of its name :/

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Maybe a visual clue will help you then?

 

Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

Clue 4: When the game was first released the publishers offered a prize to the first person who could complete the game and find and correctly answer all the riddles.

Clue 5: The prize, a gold sceptre evidently worth £35,000, was apparently never claimed.

Clue 6: A map of the playing area was published in the October 1984 issue of the magazine Personal Computer Games, which also voted it The Game of the Month for the previous month.

Clue 7: Here's the map, in all its glory! :)

 

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It's not Monty Mole, is it? :)

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Wow, that's quite some map....however to correct my earlier belief, I definately have no idea what this game is and I was a c64 owner...

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I looked it up and never heard of it. Might not have made it to my neighborhood (Austin, Tx.)

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Might have to make this the last clue, and two bonus clues to help tickle the neurons possibly?

 

Clue 1: 1984 Action/Adventure/2D Platformer for the C64

Clue 2: The largest game of its type at the time, with 1024 screens!

Clue 3: Often, when I got lost, I wondered where I was going.....

Clue 4: When the game was first released the publishers offered a prize to the first person who could complete the game and find and correctly answer all the riddles.

Clue 5: The prize, a gold sceptre evidently worth £35,000, was apparently never claimed.

Clue 6: A map of the playing area was published in the October 1984 issue of the magazine Personal Computer Games, which also voted it The Game of the Month for the previous month.

Clue 7: Here's the map, in all its glory! :)

 

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Clue 8: Detailed screenie:

 

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Bonus clue 1: It's also the name of a 1951 film, featuring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov about a fierce Roman general who becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Bonus clue 2: We've only got one of these on our list so far..... ;)

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nah wasnt on my C64 collection looks more fun than civ v though :)

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Beginning on Y or Q then. No idea at all.

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