Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Halls of the Things
One such game that had captured my imagination was Halls of the Things. Being a monster movie freak, I was totally intrigued by the description for the game: Seven Magical Rings are hidden amongst the seven floors of a tower, where an escape key lies. Of course all the levels are crawling with the evil blood-thirsty Things! Mwaaa-huaaa-huaaa!
The praise for this game was immense in 1983 when the game launched on the Spectrum ZX system. In 1984 it was ported to the Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. It was hailed as a new breed of game. A graphical adventure of epic proportions, perfect for those gamers who stay up till 4am giving it just one more go. Here are some of the adverts that appeared in UK magazines from '83/'84: