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Strange Odyssey

Strange Odyssey
Strange Odyssey

SystemAtari 8-bit

Adventure International

Atari 8-bit

Release Date: 1/1/1982
Manufacturer: Adventure International
Donated By: Bill Cleaver
(From the back of the box) "Marooned at the edge of the galaxy, you've stumbled upon the ruins of an ancient alien civilization complete with fabulous treasures and unearthly technologies. Can you collect the treasures and return or will you end up marooned forever?"

Scott Adams created text-based adventure games for a variety of home computing platforms in the early 1980s. The image of the back of the package is interesting for a variety of reasons. It rates the game (this one is "not" recommended for the novice), tells you that it was written in machine language and then provides you with an introduction to the "style" of game and the kinds of problem-solving / language skills that are required to play it.

Interestingly enough, the inside portion of the game tells the owner how to make a disk copy of the game.

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