Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Text Adventure With Graphics
Author : David Woodhouse
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: STRANDED, Superior, £7.99
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : SUPERIOR, Department C, Ground Floor, Regent House, Skinner
Lane, LEEDS 7
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
An adventure game using hi-resolution full-colour graphics. You are stranded on a strange planet, and your mission is to return to civilisation and home. Many of the locations are shown graphically, including the spaceship, the cliffs, the mountains and (if you succeed) your home.
Instructions' Source : STRANDED (Superior) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
This is the smallest adventure that I have ever seen and, despite the fact that it has graphics, one that I truly didn't expect to like. However I was wrong. Although I don't think it would pose problems to the experienced adventurer it is nevertheless an enjoyable romp.
You have been stranded on an alien planet and your task is to find a means of leaving it and returning home. It won't take you long to find a spaceship but unfortunately it's guarded by an unfriendly robot.
A careful search of the planet, along with a spot of hang-gliding, should provide you with the means of getting past the robot and, hopefully, into the spaceship. After activating the engines you should search your craft. The articles you find, along with judicious use of Dr. Who's Tardis (!), should be enough for you to find your way home.
The graphics are quickly drawn and are the clearest I have seen in an adventure. As with all graphical adventures the trade-off between the program size and quality of graphics is something you need to judge for yourself.
Do you choose a complex adventure with limited graphics or an easy adventure with well drawn graphics? This program falls into the latter category. I liked it.
Merlin, ELECTRON USER 2. 5