The Quest for the Holy Snail

Delbert the Hamster Software (1991) / Zenobi Software (1993) / The Adventure Workshop (1993)
 

ZX Spectrum Screenshot

ZX Spectrum Screenshot

ZX Spectrum Screenshot
     

Written by Gareth Pitchford & PAWed by The Spud (Scott Denyer)

'Can you, Sir Godfrey de Glastonbury, succeed where many great knights have failed and recover the fabled Holy Snail from the castle guarded by the Bleak Night?'

The Quest for the Holy Snail was a greatly expanded version of the original Microfair Madness mini-adventure and was produced for the ZX Spectrum 48K. It made its first appearance on the Delbert's Hamster Wheel of Fortune compilation released by Delbert the Hamster Software in 1992.

A PAWed Amstrad CPC/PCW CP/M version of this title was produced and sold by Philip Reynolds of The Adventure Workshop, it featured on the B-Side of The Life of a Lone Electron.

When Delbert the Hamster Software closed, Zenobi Software took over the distribution of this title and it appeared on their Hamster Droppings compilation.

An Adventuron version of the original mini-adventure is available to play online here.

 

Downloads:

  • The Quest for the Holy Snail- ZX Spectrum 48K Snapshot
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail - ZX Spectrum PAW source code
  • The Quest for the Holy Snail - Amstrad CP/M Version (I don't have this. I'd love a copy if you do!)
  • Delbert's Hamster Wheel of Fortune (compilation release) - ZX Spectrum 48K tape - +3 disk
 

Reviews:

  • From Beyond, Issue 15: Delbert's Hamster Wheel of Fortune review, page 1 / page 2
  • Red Herring, Issue 15: review, part 1 / part 2
  • Adventure Probe, Volume 6 issue 9, 'Wheel of Fortune' review: page 1 / page 2
  • Adventure Probe, Volume 8 issue 12, 'Hamster Droppings' review: page 1 / page 2
  • Phillip Ramsey's review via CPCRulez / text version
 

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