The Golden Voyage

For: TI-99/4A

Genres

Main Genre:
Adventure
Sub-Genre:
Interactive Fiction
Setting:
Fantasy

Overview

TI-99/4A version of The Golden Voyage
TI-99/4A version of The Golden Voyage
The Golden Voyage is an adventure game first published by Adventure International in 1981. It is Adventure #12 in the Scott Adams Adventure series and features a similar interface and text parser as other games in the series. There are versions for numerous computer systems including the TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Commodore 64, Apple II, Atari Home Computers, and many more.

Gameplay

In The Golden Voyage, the King is ill and nearing death; Players have the goal of retrieving a magic elixir within three days in order to save him. At the start of the game the king gives players some gold which can be used to buy supplies and a ship, and then it's time to explore far away lands! There are a number of locations that to explore which include lands with magical fountains, stormy seas, sacred temples, and more. Once the elixir is found, players need to return home safely and give it to the king to win the game. Throughout the voyage there are puzzles to solve and dangers to avoid.

Like other Scott Adams adventures, The Golden Voyage features a simple text parser to interact with the game. The game uses a split screen; the top provides a brief description of the current location or situation along with notable items that are visible while the bottom of the screen allows players to enter two word commands consisting of a verb and noun (such as READ SIGN). The game allows progress to be saved, and doing so often is advisable; it's possible for players to die in many ways or to become stuck in an unwinnable situation.

Credits

System: TI-99/4A
By: William Demas, Scott Adams
Dedicated to: the British band 'Queen'

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