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The game runs in the BASIC of the C64, Vic 20 +16k, Apple II, TRS-80, BBC, Electron, 48K Spectrum and ZX81 computers. Some or all of these versions of the game may be found online in respective disk archives.
Original BASIC version and Ruby Port
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Haunted House

by Jenny Tyler and Les Howarth

Treasure Hunt

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The demonstration type-it-in-yourself BASIC game included in Usborne's 1983 "Write Your Own Adventure Programs For Your Microcomputer" book. The game is a 64 room treasure hunt with a two-word parser. A cut-down 36 room version was included for ZX81 users.

There is a Spanish translation called "La Casa Encantada".

Game Details

Language: English, Castilian (en, es)
Current Version: 1
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Development System: Custom
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
IFID: Unknown
TUID: qkq7ic97rwzpqvzk


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Type-in games by Fredrik
I can only guess that I was not the only one spending hours upon hours typing in those BASIC listings from magazines and books back in the 80s. And unavoidably learning the art of programming in the process. Not to mention gleaning...


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