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[Great Britain]Zenobi Software

Zenobi Software was started by John Wilson (aka the Rochdale Balrog) in late 1982, first as a part-time job, but since early 1986 it became his full time job. The company was operational from 1982 to 1997, but John Wilson is still (2001) selling the Zenobi Adventures CD for 5 as well as selling out the old stock. They were located at 26 Spotland Tops, Cutgate, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 7NX, UK.

Zenobi Software has a homepage at http://www.zenobi.co.uk.

Zenobi Software can be reached through .


Alien Research Center

Written 1990 by Shaun McClure and Ian Smith.
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The Apprentice

Written by Jeremy Piper.
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April 7th

Written 1992 by Geoff Lynas.
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Arnold the Adventurer 1

Written 1991 by Delbert the Hamster Software.
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Arnold the Adventurer 2

Written 1992 by Delbert the Hamster Software.
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Notes: Had Arnold the Adventurer on side B.


Arnold the Adventurer 3

Written 1992 by Delbert the Hamster Software.
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Aurascope

Written by Square Peg.
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The Balrog and the Cat

Type:
Text only Written 1988 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) and George E. Hoyle.
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Notes: Has The Goblin's Gazette on side B.


The Bardic Rites

Written by Jamie Murphy.
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Bart Bear 2

Written 1988.
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Beginning of the End

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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Behind Closed Doors

Type:
Text only Written 1988 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson).
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Behind Closed Doors 2: The Sequel

Type:
Text only Written 1988 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson).
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Behind Closed Doors 3: Revenge of the Ants

Type:
Text only Written 1989 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson).
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Notes: aka. The Ants' Revenge

Comments: There's a bonus game on the B side, "A Stroll In The Bleak Forest", an Ultimate-style 3D arcade adventure.

Here is a review of Behind Closed Doors 3: Revenge of the Ants


Behind Closed Doors 4: Balrog's D...

Written 1989 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) and George E. Hoyle.
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Comments: The full name of the game is a closeley guarded secret (Ok, I couldn't find it!).


Behold Atlantis

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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The Bermuda Triangle

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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Beyond El Dorado

Written 1995 by Laurence Creighton.
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The Black Tower 1

Written 1984 by Diane Rice.
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Black Tower 2: A Serpentine Tale

Written by Diane Rice.
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The Boyd File

Type:
Text only Written by Alex Williams.
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Comments: Alex Williams also wrote "Matt Lucas" for Players Premier Software.


Brian: The Novice Barbarian

Written 1994 by George E. Hoyle.
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Bulbo and the Lizard-King

Written 1987 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) and Sean Doran.
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Civil Service

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Corporal Stone

Written by James Taylor.
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Crystals of Kings

Written by Keith Burnard.
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Curse of Calutha

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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Curse of Nimue

Written 1995 by Karen Tyers.
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Dark Tower

Type:
Text only Written 1992 by Jack Lockerby.
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Darkest Road 1

Written 1991 by Clive Wilson.
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Darkest Road 2: 't was a Time of Dread

Written 1991 by Clive Wilson.
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Notes: Silent Song trilogy - part 3


Darkest Road 3: The Unborn One

Written 1991 by Clive Wilson.
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Davy Jones Locker

Type:
Text only Written 1987 by Jack Lockerby in PAW.
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Deek's Deeds

Written 1991 by Jason McHale.
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Demigod

Written 1989 by Clive Wilson.
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Desert Island

Written 1991 by Walter Pooley in The Quill.
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Notes: Also published by GI Games in the same year.


Diarmid

Written by Dennis Francombe.
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Dragon Quest

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Dungeon of Maldor

Written by Alan Devey.
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A Dungeon Romp

Written by Karl Bunyan.
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Eclipse

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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Elfin Wars


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Emerald Elf

Written by George E. Hoyle.
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The End is Nigh

Written by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd.
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Escape from Hodgkin's Manor

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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The Escaping Habit

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold

Written by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) and Sean Doran.
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The Final Chorus

Written by Jamie Murphy.
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The Fisher King

Written by Dennis Francombe.
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A Fistful of Necronomicons

Written 1995 by George E. Hoyle.
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Flameout

Written 1994 by Laurence Creighton.
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For Pete's Sake

Written by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd.
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From Out of a Dark Night Sky

Written 1989 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) in The Quill.
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Here is a review of From Out of a Dark Night Sky


Fuddo & Slam

Written 1988 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) in The Quill.
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Here is a review of Fuddo & Slam


Goblin Gazette 1


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Comments: More of an on-screen magazine really.


Goblin Gazette 2


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Comments: More of an on-screen magazine really.


The Golden Pyramid

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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The Golden Sword of Bhakhor

Written 1991 by Dennis Francombe.
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Hamster Droppings


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A Handful of Hamsters

Written 1993 by Delbert the Hamster.
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Comments: Delbert the Hamster collection containing: Aunt Velma, Raymond Pringle, Desmond and Gertrude, The Dishonest Politician, Larry the Lemming, Snow Joke and Brian, Star Flaws.


Hit

Written by Shaun McClure and Ian Smith.
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Hob's Hoard

Written 1991 by Dennis Francombe.
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The Hospital


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The House on the Tor

Written by Alan Davis.
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The House

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Impact

Written 1992 by Laurence Creighton.
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Jester's Jaunt

Written 1991 by June Rowe and P. Cardin.
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The Khangrin Plans

Written by Jamie Murphy.
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Kidnapped

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Knight Life

Written by Stephen Boyd and Jonathan Scott.
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Kobyashi Ag'Kwo

Type:
Text only Written 1991 by Clive Wilson.
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Labour Pains

Written by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd.
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The Labours of Hercules

Type:
Text only Written 1987 by Terry Taylor in The Quill.
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Here is a review of The Labours of Hercules


Laskar's Crystals

Written 1992 by Laurence Creighton.
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Laskar's Return

Written 1992 by Laurence Creighton.
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A Legacy for Alaric

Written 1989 by Palmer P. Edritch.
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Legacy for Alaric 2: The Magic Isle

Written 1990 by Palmer P. Edritch.
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The Legacy

Written 1990 by Laurence Creighton.
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Leopold the Minstrel

Written by Jamie Murphy.
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Lightmare

Written 1989 by Scott Johnson.
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Little Wandering Guru

Written by Clive Wilson.
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Loose Ends

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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Lost in Time

Written 1993 by Laurence Creighton.
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The Lost Temple

Written 1990 by Laurence Creighton.
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Lycanthropy

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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Marooned

Written 1992 by Laurence Creighton.
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Meltdown

Written 1993 by Laurence Creighton.
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Mines of Lithiad

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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The Miser

Type:
Text only Written 1990 by Jack Lockerby in PAW.
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Here is a review of The Miser


Mission X

Written 1991 by Walter Pooley.
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The Mummy's Crypt

Written 1992 by Laurence Creighton.
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Murder - He Said

Type:
Text only Written 1993 by Jack Lockerby.
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Here is a review of Murder - He Said


Murder Mystery Weekend

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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Norman's Lament

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Number Six in the Village

Type:
Text only Written 1987 by Philip Richmond.
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One of our Wombats is Missing

Type:
Text only Written 1990 by Mike Gerrard and Kez Gray.
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The Oppressed Land

Written by Mark Walker.
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Out of the Limelight

Written by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd.
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Pawns of War

Written 1989 by Leslie Floyd.
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Pawns of War 2: Infiltrator

Written 1989 by Leslie Floyd.
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The Pendant of Logryn

Written 1989 by Jamie Murphy.
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Perseus

Written by Dennis Francombe.
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Phoenix

Type:
Text only Written 1991 by Traveller in Black.
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Here is a review of Phoenix


Phoenix 2: Violator of Voodoo

Written 1991 by Traveller in Black.
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Here is a review of Phoenix 2: Violator of Voodoo


Phoenix 3: Aztec Assault

Written 1992 by Traveller in Black.
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Here is a review of Phoenix 3: Aztec Assault


Phoenix 4: Celtic Carnage

Written 1993 by Traveller in Black.
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Project Nova

Written 1987 by Mark Cantrell.
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Quest for the Holy Something

Written 1992 by Craig Davies.
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Radiomania

Written by Keith Burnard.
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Red Alert

Written by Jonathan Scott.
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Retarded Creatures and Caverns

Type:
Text only Written 1989 by The Balrog in PAW.
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Notes: Has "A Legacy For Alaric" on side B.

Here is a review of Retarded Creatures and Caverns


Rhyme Cryme

Written 1996 by Karen Tyers.
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Sam's Un-Excellent Adventure

Written by Ian Osborne.
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Secret of Little Hodcome

Written 1987 by The Balrog (aka John Wilson) and Sean Doran.
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Se-Kaa of Assiah

Written 1984 by Clive Wilson and Les Hogarth.
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Notes: Also released by Mastertronic Ltd


Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler

Written 1988 by Patrick Walsh.
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Sherlock Holmes: Lamberley Mystery

Written 1991 in PAW.
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Silverwolf

Written 1992 by St. Bride's School.
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Notes: In two parts.

Here is a review of Silverwolf


Slaughter Caves

Written 1990 by Mike Jessop.
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Snow Dogs Trilogy part 1: Crack City

Type:
Drawn graphics Written 1989 by Garry Cappuccini in PAW.
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Comments: What happened to the other two parts?

Here is a review of Snow Dogs Trilogy part 1: Crack City


Snow Joke!

Written 1991 by Delbert the Hamster Software.
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Song of Taliesen

Written by Dennis Francombe.
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The Staff of Power

Written by Sue Medley.
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Stalker

Written 1990 by A. Woods and P. Page.
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Stranded

Written by Dave Hawkins.
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The Tales of Mathematica

Written by Karl Bunyan.
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Taxman Cometh

Written 1991 by Steve J. Clay.
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Taxman Cometh: Tax Returns

Written 1991 by Steve J. Clay.
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Taxman Cometh: The Final Demand

Written 1991 by Steve J. Clay.
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Teacher Trouble

Written 1989 by The Guild in PAW.
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Notes: Also released by Pegasus Software.


Tears of the Moon

Written 1992 by Clive Wilson.
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Teenage Emergency

Written by Alan Devey.
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Ten Green Bottles

Written 1995 by Karen Tyers.
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Theme Park U.K.

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Theme Park U.S.A.

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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There's a Bomb Under Parliament

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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The Thirty-Nine Steps

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Time Warrior


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Traveller's Tales


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The Treasure of the Santa Maria

Written 1991 by Laurence Creighton.
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Trouble With Trolls

Written 1996 by George E. Hoyle.
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The Well of Zol

Written 1994 by Laurence Creighton.
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The White Feather Cloak

Written 1992 by St. Bride's School.
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Notes: In two parts.

Here is a review of The White Feather Cloak


Why is the World Round Anyway

Written by Jonathan Scott and Stephen Boyd.
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Witch Hunt

Type:
Text only Written 1987 by Jack Lockerby in PAW.
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The Wizard of Oz

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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Wizard Quest

Written by Sean Vennard.
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The Wizard's Skull

Written 1992.
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Zen Quest

Type:
Text only Written by Jack Lockerby.
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The Amulet of Darath

Written by Macsoft (M.S. Walker, Trevor Taylor).
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Bog of Brit

Written 1990 by Stormbringer Software (Ian S. Brown).
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Elfindor

Written 1990 by Sigmasoft (K. Maddocks).
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Notes: K. Maddocks may have been one of the programmers behind P.A.W


Game Without a Name

Written by Dented Designs (Zippy).
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The Gods of War

Written 1990 by Nebula Design Software (Mark Cantrell, Ted King).
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Jester Quest

Written 1988 by Nebula Design Software (Louise Cantrell, Mark Cantrell).
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The Lost Twilight

Written 1992 by Northern Underground (Kane Conway).
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Man About the House

Written by Electric Storm Productions (Gareth Pitchford).
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The Menagerie

Written 1990 by Stormbringer Software (Ian S. Brown).
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Murder Hunt

Written 1986 by Moonchild Software (Craig Davies).
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Murder Hunt (Remake)

Written 1992 by Craig Davies.
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Murder Hunt 2

Written 1992 by Craig Davies.
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Murder He Said

Type:
Text only Written 1993 by Jack Lockerby.
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Here is a review of Murder He Said


Nightwing

Written 1989 by Softel (Clive Wilson).
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Search for the Nether Regions

Written 1993 by Electric Storm Productions (Gareth Pitchford).
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Theseus and the Minotaur

Type:
Drawn graphics Written 1990 by The Guild, Anthony Collins [programming], Anthony Collins [design] and Peter Collins [graphics] in PAW.
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Notes: Also released by The Guild.


Twelve Days

Written 1993 by Moonstone (Diane Rice).
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Urban

Written 1991 by Bass-On (Jason McHale).
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Zenobi Adventure CD

Written by John Wilson.
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Notes: A compilation of every Zenobi game published.


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