The Guild of Thieves
|The Guild of Thieves|
ZX Spectrum cover art for The Guild of Thieves
|Distribution||Floppy disk, cassette|
- You may be looking for Thieves' Guild.
The player's character is "an aspiring member of the infamous Guild of Thieves" and is to steal all the valuables that can be found in and around an island castle. The game features "extremely atmospheric" descriptions and 30 artistic renditions of key locations. Included in the game package are a faux newsletter of the Guild of Thieves titled What Burglar providing instructions and hints for the game, a Bank of Kerovnia Trading Account Card, a guild contract detailing the arrangement between the player's character and the Guild of Thieves and small dice.
The game was re-released in 1992 as part of the Magnetic Scrolls Collection. The new version had an updated UI and came with an art poster depicting the island.
Dragon complimented the game, calling it an "exciting sequel," citing its "witty dialogue, outstanding graphics, wry humor, and challenging puzzles". The game was voted Best Adventure Game Of The Year at the Golden Joystick Awards. Computer Gaming World in 1988 approved of the game's sophisticated parser, British humor, and high-quality graphics. It concluded, "the game must be highly recommended and it is tough ... it compares well with the best of Infocom". The magazine in 1992 called its puzzles "pretty good, requiring a certain amount of ingenuity ... None are particularly memorable, though. The game is good, but lacks the sparks of innovation that would elevate it above the level of dozens of similar games". Antic reviewer John Manor stated "The outstanding graphics of The Pawn are matched by those in Guild of Thieves. High-resolution pictures transport you into a medieval world of thieves, castles and treasure. The only complaint I have about the Atari XE/XL version is that most of the detailed graphics had only shades of one or two colors."
- Stefan Meier, "Magnetic Scrolls Fact Sheet", 2009
- CRASH, Issue 51, April 1988
- Ardai, Charles (1992-11). "Virgin Software's Magnetic Scrolls Collection". Computer Gaming World. pp. 64–64. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
- Lesser, Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk (November 1987). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (127): 74–80.
- Roberts, Alan (February 1988). "Guild of Thieves". Computer Gaming World. p. 38.
- 8-Bit Product Reviews: Guild of Thieves
- The Guild of Thieves at MobyGames
- The Guild of Thieves at Lemon 64
- The Guild of Thieves at World of Spectrum
- The Guild of Thieves at the Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles
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