[ Fuzzy Memory ] Amstrad CPC Adventure Game

March 24th, 2015 by Benj Edwards

Fuzzy MemoryEvery once and a while, I receive emails from people looking for a certain game, electronic toy, or computer from their distant past. I then pass it on to intrepid VC&G readers to crack the case.

The Clues

Marko writes:

I need help identifying adventure game for Amstrad CPC. I remember playing the game in the late 80′s (possibly '88 - '89, but the game itself could be older). I didn’t play it much though, possibly due to difficulty, but I do remember that I liked "mystery" feeling about the game.

Now for what I remember (and hopefully all this is correct). It is a text based (possibly had list of options / actions to select) and the story revolves around a group of people (possibly family?) being shipwrecked / having an accident at sea due to a storm. The game begins with telling the story about the incident. Now this is the part that I could be wrong about, but I think the player is tasked with either finding the people that were on the ship or finding about their history. Again, it is possible that that group of people is a family and possibly player’s ancestors.

In terms of graphics, game had black background, and I remember a lot of red colour / shades of red being used for drawings. At the beginning of the game, when the story is being told, I remember a picture of the ship which was drawn in red pen / outline.

This is all I can remember, I know its not much, and hopefully most of the facts above are correct - my memory of this game is very very hazy.

If your readers could possibly help with identifying the game in question, I would be really grateful - would love to try it again in an emulator.

Kind regards,
Marko

The Search Begins

It's up to you to find the object of Marko's fuzzy memory. Post any thoughts or suggestions in the comments section below. Marko will be monitoring the comments, so if you need to clarify something with him, ask away. Good luck!

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13 Responses to “[ Fuzzy Memory ] Amstrad CPC Adventure Game”

  1. Marko Says:

    Another thing I forgot to mention - my version was tape based, and I remember game being loaded in stages. So it would tell the story at the beginning, then load the next part of the game, and so on.

  2. Derek Says:

    Here's one called "Shipwrecked" but it doesn't look like it has any graphics: http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=5723

  3. Marko Says:

    Thanks Derek, but that is not the one unfortunately.

  4. Geoff V. Says:

    Sounds like Subsink.

  5. Jim Says:

    No clue, but this reminds me I have to send in my fuzzy memory to Benj.

  6. Marko Says:

    Thanks Geoff, but its not Subsink. Should also mention that the ship image I referred to showed an older type of ship, probably with sails.

  7. TNLongFellow Says:

    Sounds more like Pirates to me, but then my memory of that game could be fuzzy too!

  8. Marko Says:

    Definitely not Pirates

  9. SirFatty Says:

    I assume you've had a look here:

    http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/cpc/

    or here:

    https://archive.org/details/software

  10. Marko Says:

    I've had on cpcwiki, but didn't find it there. I'll have a look at those two, thanks for the links!

  11. Romain Says:


    Accepted Answer

    Passengers on the wind?

    http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=1608

  12. arlandi Says:

    any luck finding the title?

  13. Marko Says:

    Romain - that may be it. All downloads i came across so far are in french, but looking at the screenshots it does look like what i seem to remember. Now if i could find an english version:)

    Thanks a lot!

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