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Adventure Quest

Produced by: Level 9 Computing
Distributor: Level 9 Computing (original), Firebird (Jewels of Darkness in the USA) and Rainbird Software (Jewels of Darkness in the rest of the world)
Author: Pete, Mike and Nick Austin
Year: 1983
System: ZX Spectrum, Oric-1, Lynx, Nascom, Memotech, Commodore 64, BBC, Amstrad CPC, Atari 400, MSX (original) and ZX Spectrum, Spectrum 128, Sinclair QL, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 400, Atari XE, Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh, MSX (as part of Jewels of Darkness)
Type: Text adventure, Jewels of Darkness has illustrations
Distribution: Commercial
Availability: Out of print
Licensed: No

The second part of The Middle-Earth Trilogy (also called the Colossal Trilogy). When it was re-released as part of the Jewels of Darkness package, all references to Tolkien were removed (except at one place in the manual where they forgot to replace "Amon Sul" with "Mount Sewl").

Personal evaluation: I have played very little of this game, but for a 1983 text adventure it is probably very good.

Screen shot

The starting location of the ZX Spectrum Jewels of Darkness version.

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