Treasure Hunt

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Treasure Hunt is a sort of expansion of Gregory Yob’s 1972 game Hunt The Wumpus.

Written by Lance Micklus for the TRS-80 microcomputer, Treasure Hunt was a commercial release and was first advertised via the TRS-80 Software Exchange in SoftSide magazine, starting with issue 1 in October 1978. (More information at Renga In Blue.)

Treasure Hunt was ported to the Apple II computer by Murray Summers and appeared in issue 3 of Computer & Video Games magazine (January 1982). The Apple II port was the basis for the BBC Micro conversion by Nick Powell, which appeared in issue 1 of OWL magazine, a pullout supplement in issue 8 of Computer & Video Games (June 1982).

Powell’s BBC Micro program had quite a few bugs, so the version of Treasure Hunt that’s available on this webpage is a port of the original TRS-80 listing. This latest port was created in 2021 by Lee Newsome. (Hopefully it’s bug-free!)

Details

TitleTreasure Hunt
Year2021
PublishersComputer & Video Games (C&VG) (EMAP National Publications Ltd.)
OWL - The BBC microcomputer magazine (C&VG) (EMAP National Publications Ltd.)
SoftSide magazine
AuthorsLance Micklus
Murray Summers
Nick Powell
Lee Newsome
Release TypeMagazine
Primary genreRPG
Secondary genreHunt The Wumpus
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle Player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested

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