Day 1 looked deceptively simple, with part 1 completed in pretty quick time. The only real problem was the large amount of data caused memory overflow issues, so I split it into 4 separate parts for the data statements.
So, in this one we have to play Rock, Paper, Scissors with the elves. We’re given a secret guide with what each elf will play, either A(Rock), B(Paper) or C (Scissors) and the corresponding move we should play, X, Y or Z respectively. The task is to work out the total score at the end.
I have decided to do Advent of Code, 2023, and to get me started and by way of a bit of a ‘toe dipping’ exercise, I am going back to AoC 2022 and completing the first few days.
According to the German C64 Wiki, a contributor called HTW had a delve into the code for this and states there is no clue at all about who actually wrote it. Maybe somebody in the fediverse knows and can shed some light on it?
This text adventure is from 1987 and was published by Falsoft Publishing, a publisher of magazines and books, primarily the Rainbow series, and it was in the third Rainbow Book of Adventures that this adventure first appeared.
This is (just about) a graphic adventure, and we start off in Tripod Park with apple trees and playful children. It is not apparent what our exciting lifetime’s adventure involves at the start, but basically we need to get home.
We start in a forest. A large forest, with trees on all sides. Entering a command, any command, just repeats the short description of the forest. So I guess we just have to assume that we can’t do anything other than move in the directions it is telling us to go in.
Adventure Island is a public domain game written by J.B.Cattley and playtested by none other than Ms Millard!
The game starts in the laboratory and we are already introduced to the professor’s time machine, although we can’t get in it yet. Have a good look around and examine everything here, but it soon becomes fairly obvious we need to leave here and go look outside.
Our first commercial text adventure in the ridiculous task of playing all GB64 adventure games in alphabetical order. And what a great game it is!