Adventure in Oz

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I was able to find a copy of the program I mentioned in an earlier blog post at The Old Computer.  (See the zip file Adventure in Oz.  For some reason, the actual TI Extended BASIC file is called LOAD instead of OZ.)  It was apparently typed in by someone named Suzanne Nomina, and I had to go over all the lines in the programs and correct the typographical errors in them.

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The first time I played the game it was with my daughter, and we were able to finish it in 113 turns. In this blog post, I give a few highlights of the second time I played the game.

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At the start, you are put in a random location in Oz. You are then to go to see the Wizard in the Emerald City.

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The Wizard asks you to get one of four things: Princess Ozma’s magic belt (in the north), Professor Wogglebug’s magic powder (in the east), Glinda’s ruby slippers (in the south), or the Wicked Witch’s magic gold cap (in the west).

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Having gotten the slippers, I head back to the Emerald City to give them to the Wizard.

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