Halls of the Things
|Halls of the Things|
Cover art Dave De Leuw
Martin S. Horsley
In this game you have to guide your hero through seven floors of a tower, searching for seven rings, each floor is a complex maze of corridors and rooms. Once you have the rings you must then find the magical key hidden in the dungeon, this key opens the drawbridge which will allow you to escape. To hinder your progress, the things will attack you, but you are armed with a sword, arrows, fireballs and lightning to aid you in your quest.
A sequel, Return of the Things, was released in 1984.
The game was well received when it was released, reviews can be found in the following magazines....
- "Excellent and dangerously addictive it could change the Spectrum games scene overnight". Sinclair User
- "Spectacular. One of the best games i've seen, finely balanced between simplicity and addictiveness - superb graphics and colour - I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT HIGHLY ENOUGH". Popular Computing Weekly
ZX Computing magazine, featured Halls of the Things as the best game of 1983. The ZX Spectrum version was voted the 27th best game of all time in a special issue of Your Sinclair magazine in 2004.
- "Review...". Sinclair User (17): 32. August 1983.
- "Review...". Popular Computing Weekly (??): ??. ?? 1983.
- "Review...". ZX Computing (8310): 18. October 1983.
- "Review...". Computer and Video Games (27): 18. January 1984.
- "Feature...". ZX Computing (8312): 151. December 1983.
- "Top 50 Games of All Time". Your Sinclair (Imagine Publishing). November 2004.
- Halls of the Things at World of Spectrum
- Halls of the Things original source code at Design Design
- Halls of the Things Remake at RetroSpec
- Another Halls of the Things Remake at whatisblueandfurry
- Halls of the Things at MobyGames