Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Secret Mission Radio'

Rating:5 User: WhenIWasCruel

by FEBAradio
Ok, you're inside an unknown building and you must discover your mission. The screen is black, there's no description, and you're being asked what to do. You try "I" for "Inventory" but the game tells you, while a brief jingle plays [dee-doo-dee-doo-dee], that you have to use two words, or else it won't accept the command. You try to look around, and the command is accepted while a different jingle is heard, but it's useless. "Examine room" [tee-tee-tee!] "I am afraid I cannot examine room" "examine building" [tee-tee-tee!] "you will have to explore" "explore building" [tee-tee-tee!] "where shall I go to explore?" "explore west" [tee-tee-tee!] "where shall I go to explore?" "WEST" [dee-doo-dee-doo-dee] "PLEASE ENTER TWO WORD COMMANDS". Then I read the very concise instructions included in WoS, and a sentence particularly catches my eye:

"The game is a fascinating and frustrating way of finding out more about the work of FEBA Radio. Clear on-screen instructions are given for saving or loading a partly-completed game. Everything else you discover for yourself!"

I try again.

"Go east,north,sout" "YOU CAN'T" [doo-bee-doo-bee-deeee!] "OK, PRAY LORD" "It is too noisy around here for serious prayer" [dooobbeedooobeeteeedeeee!] "look up" "I see a ceiling" "look down" "I see a tiled floor" "look east!" "I cannot look east" [doo-be-doo-be] "look ahead?" "ahead - I see a corridor" - bingo! - "go ahead" "ok, there's a door on the left" "open door" "i'm not near enough" "go left" "you can't go left" "turn left?" "I have turned left" "open door!" "HOW, PRECISELY?" [too-doo-doo-dobedobe!] "with hands?" "not funny" "pull handle?" "no" "push door?" "THE DOOR IS LOCKED" "couldn't you tell me before?" "he he he" "Jesus, give me strength" "you're finally learning, young Christian. And haven't you read those exciting posters about Christian persecution and broadcasting the almighty word of the Lord across the Far East?" "It's a blast, really".

Then, in spite of being exhausted for the draining strain of turning around and walking down a corridor and reading posters, an illumination came to me! Those words! Those other words in the instructions! How could I not notice them? Now I know what the solution is!

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO THE PROGRAM AS IT WILL "SELF-DESTRUCT" - LOSING THE CURRENT GAME AND REQUIRING YOU TO RE-LOAD THE PROGRAM.

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5/5