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Guide and Walkthrough by THayes
Version: 1.0 | Updated: 09/17/2010
=============================================================================== FAQ/Walkthrough for ADVENTURE F: THE EYE OF BAIN =============================================================================== GUIDE INFORMATION ----------------- Author: Tom Hayes E-mail: thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com System: ZX Spectrum Updated: 17th September, 2010 Version: 1.0 CONTENTS -------- 1. Introduction 2. Walkthrough 3. Item List 4. Map 5. Credits 6. Copyright Information VERSION HISTORY --------------- 1.0: 17th September, 2010 (First version) =============================================================================== 1. Introduction =============================================================================== Published in 1984, Adventure F: The Eye of Bain is the sixth in a series of eight interactive fiction adventures made by Artic Computing. In this game you play as the mighty warrior Tarl, who has been sent to the land of Alvania to recover a priceless treasure known as the Eye of Bain. After being caught by a tribe of the Alvanians at the start of the game, the aim is to recover the Eye of Bain from the serpent in the temple and then escape from Alvania. =============================================================================== 2. Walkthrough =============================================================================== The game starts in the grass hut. LIFT POLE to release the chain. GET POLE. GET DAGGER. GET NET. GO HOLE to the village outskirts. Move EAST to the apiary. THROW NET to cover the bees. EXAMINE HIVE to see honey. GET HONEY. Move WEST and SOUTH to the crossroads. RELEASE MAN from the whipping post with the dagger. GET POST. Move EAST to the mountain path. GET STONE. BREAK CHAIN with the stone. DROP STONE. Move WEST, SOUTH and WEST to the forest. JUMP RAVINE with the post. GO HUT to enter the stone hut. GET AXE. Move EAST to the forest clearing. JUMP RAVINE with the post. DROP POST. Move EAST to the edge of the forest. DROP POLE. DROP AXE. GET BUCKET. Move NORTH and WEST to the rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the stream. Move WEST twice to the desert. DRINK from the bucket. Move WEST and SOUTH to the rocky canyon. GET SHOVEL. FILL BUCKET from the river. Move NORTH and EAST to the desert. DRINK from the bucket. Move EAST twice to the rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the stream. Move WEST and NORTH to the desert canyon. DRINK from the bucket. Move NORTH three times to the oasis. CLIMB TREE. GET BANANAS. Move DOWN to the oasis. GO TENT to enter the nomad's tent. THROW DAGGER at the nomad. EXAMINE GIRLS and a ruby will drop to the floor. GET RUBY. EXAMINE TAPESTRY to find a hole in the wall. GO HOLE to enter the field. DIG with the shovel to find some worms. DROP SHOVEL. GET WORMS. GO CAVE to enter the large cave. GIVE HONEY to the bear and he will become friendly. GO TUNNEL to arrive on the narrow ledge. THROW WORMS and the magpie will chase after them. EXAMINE NEST to find a cross. GET CROSS. Move NORTH and EAST twice to the nomad's tent. GET JAR of oil. GET SCIMITAR. Move SOUTH to the oasis. FILL BUCKET from the pool. Move SOUTH twice to the desert canyon. DRINK from the bucket. Move SOUTH twice and EAST to the rocky path. FILL BUCKET from the stream. Move WEST twice to the desert. DRINK from the bucket. Move WEST and SOUTH twice to port of Amrath. KILL PIRATE captain with the scimitar. DROP SCIMITAR. EXAMINE PIRATE captain to find a hook. GET HOOK. Move NORTH to the rocky canyon. FILL BUCKET from the river. Move NORTH and EAST to the desert. DRINK from the bucket. DROP BUCKET. Move EAST three times, SOUTH and WEST to the forest. CLIMB TREE. GIVE BANANAS to the ape to receive a vine. Move DOWN and EAST to the edge of the forest. GO WELL. SAY FIRE and the shapeless beast will vanish. DROP RUBY. GO HOLE to enter the beast's lair. EXAMINE BONES to find a skeleton key. GET KEY. Move NORTH and UP to the edge of the forest. GET AXE. CUT UNDERGROWTH to reveal a hidden path. DROP AXE. GET POLE that was dropped in this area earlier on. GO PATH to enter the secret path. Move EAST to the ruined tower. UNLOCK DOOR with the skeleton key. DROP KEY. GO DOOR to enter the entrance chamber. Move DOWN to the gloomy crypt. OIL LEVER with the jar of oil. DROP JAR. PULL LEVER and a skeleton will jump out. SHOW CROSS to the skeleton and it will fall to bits. DROP CROSS. EXAMINE COFFIN to see a sword blade. GET BLADE. Move UP twice to the altar. DROP POLE. EXAMINE ALTAR to balance on the pole until the trap door closes. GET HILT. Move UP to the top of the tower. GET TORCH. GO WINDOW to arrive on the high ledge. TIE VINE. When asked to what, enter TO GARGOYLE. CLIMB VINE to return to the ruined tower. Move WEST twice, NORTH and EAST to the mountain path. CLIMB SLOPE to the mountain top. LIGHT WOOD with the torch and the villagers will run away. Move DOWN, WEST and NORTH to the village outskirts. GO HUT to enter the grass hut. GO DOOR to the village clearing. MAKE SWORD from the sword hilt and sword blade. GO TEMPLE to enter the temple. KILL SERPENT with the sword. CLIMB IDOL. GET EMERALD with the hook. EXAMINE HEAD of the idol to see a small lever. PULL LEVER to hear a grinding noise. Move DOWN to see that a passage has opened. GO PASSAGE to enter the lit passage. Move EAST to the river bank. GO BOAT to complete the game. =============================================================================== 3. Item List =============================================================================== AXE Found in the stone hut. It is used to cut the undergrowth at the edge of the forest to reveal the hidden path. BUCKET OF WATER Found by filling the bucket from the stream on the rocky path, the clear river in the rocky canyon or the pool at the oasis. The bucket of water can then be drunk in the desert when Tarl says that he needs water badly. BUNCH OF BANANAS Found at the top of the tree next on the oasis in the desert. It is given to the ape at the top of the tall tree in the forest to receive the vine. EMPTY BUCKET Found at the edge of the forest. It can be filled from the stream on the rocky path, the clear river in the rocky canyon or the pool in the oasis. FINE NET Found in the grass hut. It is thrown at the apiary to cover the bees so that honey can be taken from the hive. HEAVY CHAIN Available at the start of the game. The large stone is used to break the chain. After the heavy chain has been broken, the tree on the oasis in the desert can be climbed. HONEY Found in the hive at the apiary after the fine net has been thrown on the bees. It is given to the bear in the large cave so that the tunnel to the narrow ledge can be entered. HOOK After killing the pirate captain with the scimitar at the port of Amrath, the hook is found by examining the pirate captain. It is used to get the huge emerald at the top of the idol in the Temple of Bain. HUGE EMERALD Found at the top of the idol in the Temple of Bain. It can only be taken when the hook is in the inventory. JAR OF OIL Found in the nomad's tent. It is used to oil the lever in the gloomy crypt. LARGE RUBY Found by examining the girls in the nomad's tent. It needs to be in the inventory when saying the word fire to make the beast vanish in the well. LARGE STONE Found on the mountain path. It is used to break the heavy chain. LIT TORCH Found at the top of the tower. It is used to light the pile of wood on the mountain top to make the villagers run away. SCIMITAR Found in the nomad's tent. It is used to kill the pirate captain at the port of Amrath. SHARP DAGGER Found in the grass hut. It is thrown at the nomad in the nomad's tent. SHINY CROSS Found by examining the bird's nest on the narrow ledge after the worms have been thrown for the magpie. It is shown to the skeleton in the gloomy crypt. SHOVEL Found in the rocky canyon. It is used to dig in the field to find some worms. SKELETON KEY Found by examining the bones in the beast's lair. It is used to unlock the door to the ruined tower. STRONG GLOWING SWORD Found by making the sword while the sword blade and sword hilt are in the inventory. It is used to kill the giant serpent in the Temple of Bain. STRONG POLE Found after lifting the pole in the grass hut. It is dropped in the altar so that Tarl can balance on it when the trap door opens. SWORD BLADE After the shiny cross has been shown to the skeleton in the gloomy crypt, the sword blade is found by examining the coffin. The sword blade and the sword hilt are needed to make the strong glowing sword. SWORD HILT After the strong pole has been dropped in the altar room, the sword hilt is found by examining the altar. The sword hilt and the sword blade are needed to make the strong glowing sword. VINE Found by giving the bunch of bananas to the ape at the top of the tall tree in the forest. It is tied to the gargoyle on the high ledge so that the vine can be climbed down to the ruined tower entrance. WHIPPING POST Found after releasing the man from the whipping post at the crossroads. It is used to jump over the ravine between the forest and the forest clearing. WORMS Found by using the shovel to dig in the field. They are thrown for the magpie on the narrow ledge so that the bird's nest can be examined. =============================================================================== 4. Map =============================================================================== _______ _______ _______*4 | Large | | | |Nomad's| | Cave |--| Field |--| Tent | |___ ___| |_______| |___ ___| | | ___|___ ___|___ _______ _______ _______*10 |Narrow | | | |Top of | |Top of | | River | | Ledge | | Oasis |--| Tree | | Idol | | Bank | |_______| |___ ___| |_______| |___ ___| |___ ___| | |d |w ___|___ _______ __u|___*9 __e|___ |Desert | | | |Temple | | Lit | |Canyon | |Clearng|--|of Bain|--|Passage| |___ ___| |___ ___| |_______| |_______| | | ___|___ ___|___*1 |Desert | | Grass | |Canyon | | Hut | |___ ___| |___ ___| | | ___|___ ___|___ _______ |Desert | |Village| | | |Canyon | |Outskrt|--|Apiary | |___ ___| |___ ___| |_______| | | _______ _______ ___|___ _______*3 ___|___ _______ _______ | | | | | | | Rocky | |Cross- | |Mountin|u |Mountin| |Desert |--|Desert |--|Desert |--| Path |--| roads |--| Path |--| Top | |___ ___| |_______| |_______| |_______| |___ ___| |_______| d|_______| | | ___|___ _______ _______*2 ___|___*6 _______ _______*7 | Rocky | |Top of | u| | |Edge of| |Secret | |Ruined | |Canyon | | Tree |--|Forest |--|Forest |--| Path |--| Tower | |___ ___| |_______|d |___ ___| |_______| |_______| |___ ___| | | d| | ___|___ _______ ___|___ ___|u__*5 _______ ___|___ |Port of| | Stone | |Forest | |Down a | |Gloomy | d|Entrnce| |Amrath | | Hut |--|Clearng| | Well | | Crypt |--|Chamber| |_______| |_______| |_______| |___ ___| |_______|u |___ ___| | u| ___|___ ___|d__*8 |Beast's| | | | Lair | | Altar | |_______| |___ ___| u| _______ ___|d__ | High | |Top of | | Ledge | | Tower | |_______| |_______| *1: LIFT POLE and GO HOLE to move south to the village outskirts. After lighting the wood on the mountain top, GO DOOR leads to the clearing. *2: JUMP RAVINE with the post. *3: The bucket can be filled from the stream on the rocky path, the clear river in the rocky canyon or the pool at the oasis. When filled, DRINK WATER to survive in the desert. *4: EXAMINE TAPESTRY and GO HOLE to enter the field. *5: SAY FIRE when the ruby is in the inventory to make the beast disappear. *6: CUT UNDERGROWTH with the axe to reveal the secret path. GO WELL to enter the well. *7: UNLOCK DOOR with the skeleton key and GO DOOR to enter the tower. *8: DROP POLE before examining the altar. *9: KILL SERPENT with the sword made from the sword hilt and sword blade. The lit passage will open after the lever has been pulled on the top of the idol. *10: GO BOAT to complete the game. =============================================================================== 5. Credits =============================================================================== - EMUZWin (http://kolmck.net/apps/EmuZWin_Eng.htm) The emulator that was used to run the tape image for this game. - GUEmap (http://www.cjmweb.net/GUEmap/) A program that was used to map out the locations in this game. - World of Spectrum (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/) A website that hosts a massive amount of Spectrum-related material. The tape image for this game was found here. - ZX Modules (http://www.zxmodules.com/) Hosts different applications for managing and editing Spectrum files. The ZX Preview application was used to extract information from this game. =============================================================================== 6. Copyright Information =============================================================================== This file is Copyright 2010 Tom Hayes. 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