Hi-Res Adventure #1: Mystery House


Instructions for Hi-Res Adventure (from the ingame instruction screens)

Adventure is one of the most fascinating and challenging games available for your Apple computer. Winning is quite a challenge in a game where it may take hours to move and weeks to solve a puzzle. Hi Res Adventure #1 ("Mystery House") takes place in an old house with many rooms. As you enter the house, seven other persons will be in the living room. Eventually they are dispersed around the house and you start finding them - dead! You must find the killer before he (she?) ends up killing you.

You progress through the house by providing two word commands which usually contain a verb and then a noun but aren't always in that order. Examples are "water on" and "open door". If a set of words doesn't seem to be working, try different terminology. If you find a staircase you may try "up stairs" or "go stairs". Some of the actions you can take are "get", "drop", "go", "look", "read", "climb", "move", "hit", "kill" etc.

You may go in the directions north, south, east, west, up and down. Type "north" or "N" to go north. The other directions may also be abbreviated as well. When your way is blocked and you can't use directions to move, you may have to refer to the actual object in your way. Inthese cases you could type "go door", "go hole", "go gate" etc.

In general the top of the screen is north, the bottom is south, the left side is west and the right side is east. Because of the difficulty of drawing doorways to the south or the bottom of the screen, there are one or two rooms where the doorways do not match up to the normal directions.

If you want a closer look at something, say "look [OBJECT]". To return to the main view, say "look room". Save game and restore game may also be used.

A note of caution: carrying more than one note may be confusing as the computer will arbitrarily decide which one to read or drop.

Should you wish to review past commands, you may press return without typing to flip/flop between graphics and text.

At the start of the game, there will be seven other people in the house with you. Their names, occupations, and haircolor are as follows.

- Tom, blond, plumber
- Sam, brunette, mechanic
- Sally, redhead, seamstress
- Dr. Green, brunette, surgeon
- Joe, brunette, gravedigger
- Bill, blond, butcher
- Daisy, blond, cook