Alice In Wunderlab

Arthur Loosely

Status: No Download, Findability: 1/5

This rather bizzarely named game was first reviewed in Home Computer Weekly on the 29th November 1983 and was priced at £7.50.

The game was a text adventure game, and seemed to be sold from home. The address given in the review to send off for the game was:

Arthur Loosely, 18 Longlands Road, Sidcup, Kent

The best way to describe the game would be to hand over to the review which HCW printed:

"This is a text-based adventure game set in an experimental reactor laboratory. It rather cleverly combines the usual maze type adventure with some extra features.

You are issued with a personal code and a reactor start-up code. Once you have started, the reactor problems develop, and its a race against the meltdown time to prevent the inevitable big bang.

To do this you have to find your way through the maze of rooms, overcoming problems on the way to locate a Time Machine. This machine allows you to go back in time, if you now how, to a point where you can prevent the catastrophe.

There are three levels of difficulty for the game and I reckon even the first will take many hours to solve. S till, depending on how well you do you may get a medal.

Once you start moving through time, however, its a different story. Some of the building work may be different. There can’t be many games where you need separate maps for different years.

The scale of the game means that it takes a long time to load. Four to five minutes, but if you like adventures its worth it. I enjoyed this game as a interesting variation on the Dungeon and Dragons theme

Insturctions 70%
Playability: 70%
Graphics: 50%
Value for money: 70%

Unfortunately nothing of the game seems to have been preserved, so was it ever sold to anyone or released at all?….

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