Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Into the Mines

Following tutelage from an old friend, I have discovered that my cassette is something called a 'computer game' (apparently an entertainment form popular in the early 1980s before Cheese Strings were invented). I went to a local computer shop and asked whether I could use one of their machines to play the cassette, but the vendors confused me with their babbling mode of speech. I gathered that as my cassette is so cutting edge, they did not yet possess a machine capable of playing it and I would have to seek specialist help. I left the shop despondent.

On the return journey home, I saw a shop called OX-FAM. The 'X' in the name convinced me that the shop must be futuristic in some way, and because my cassette is labelled part of the 'ZX Spectrum', I decided to give it a try. As it happened, the shop did stock the required device and the lady sold it to me for only £7.00.

When I got home, I set up the device and loaded the game. I quickly gathered that my task was to guide a miner through a series of magical mazes. I believe that a great clue will be revealed when I complete my quest. Thus far, I have almost helped my character traverse level two (entitled 'The Cold Room'). I am confident that I will solve this before long.

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