Terrormolinos

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Terrormolinos
Developer(s) Trevor Lever, Peter Jones
Publisher(s) Melbourne House
Platform(s) Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1985
Genre(s) Text adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cassette

Terrormolinos is a text adventure released by Melbourne House in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, all retailing for £7.95.

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The game revolves around surviving a package holiday to the Spanish resort of Terrormolinos (a play on Torremolinos) and bringing back home ten snapshots. The user takes the role of the husband and goes away on a package holiday with wife Beryl, and two kids, Ken and Doreen. To successfully complete the game, a player must take aforementioned ten photographs to illustrate the "happy" holiday you've experienced.

Terrormolinos was a follow-up to Melbourne House's successful Hampstead, produced by the same team with almost identical interface, and using the same style of satirical humour. The magazine adverts for the game said, "Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Have A Holiday ...", referencing the famous tagline from Jaws 2.

It was reviewed in Crash issue 23, who rated it 9/10, a 'Crash Smash'.

The game was written with a modified version of The Quill.

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