Project SWIFT

Adventure F - The Eye of Bain

This was a collaboration between myself as programmer, Ken Gosling - who supplied the story but whom I never met - and two graphic artists at Artic Computing responsible for drawing the pictures and translating them into instructions for a specially written display engine.

I am still proud of the programming in this game; it had full-screen location graphics akin to those of The Hobbit and featured proportionally spaced text - to my knowledge a first for a Spectrum adventure. It took a lot longer than the two weeks that The Golden Apple had taken and squeezed pretty much every last byte of the 48K available. I can still remember the headache that I had trying to devise an efficient - but acceptably fast - flood fill routine.

As you will be able to tell I did the graphics for the loading screen myself. The in-game location graphics were done by professionals.

Text from the back of the cassette inlay:

This exciting adventure is based on the greatest treasure of the God, Bain. Can you overcome the difficulties to find and keep the priceless emerald jewel. Eye of Bain has brilliant multi-screen graphics.

Download

Emulator file in ZX Spectrum '.Z80' format: BAIN.Z80

To run the software I recommend Spectaculator by Jonathan Needle.

Map

Click here for a map created by Zeljko Juric, courtesy of Jacob Gunness at the The Classic Adventures Solution Archive.

Walkthrough

[ENTER]
[ENTER]
LIFT POLE
GET POLE
GET DAGGER
GET NET
GO HOLE
EAST
THROW NET
EXAMINE HIVE
GET HONEY
WEST
SOUTH
EAST
GET STONE
BREAK CHAIN
DROP STONE
WEST
FREE MAN
GET POST
SOUTH
WEST
JUMP RAVINE
ENTER HUT
GET AXE
EAST
JUMP RAVINE
EAST
CUT UNDERGROWTH
DROP AXE
DROP POST
DROP POLE
GET BUCKET
NORTH
WEST
FILL BUCKET
WEST
WEST
DRINK
WEST
SOUTH
FILL BUCKET
GET SHOVEL
NORTH
EAST
DRINK
EAST
EAST
FILL BUCKET
WEST
NORTH
DRINK
NORTH
NORTH
NORTH
FILL BUCKET
CLIMB TREE
GET BANANAS
DOWN
GO TENT
THROW DAGGER
EXAMINE GIRLS
GET RUBY
EXAMINE RUBY
EXAMINE TAPESTRY
GO HOLE
DIG
DROP SHOVEL
GET WORMS
GO CAVE
GIVE HONEY
GO TUNNEL
THROW WORMS
EXAMINE NEST
GET CROSS
NORTH
EAST
EAST
GET SCIMITAR
GET JAR
SOUTH
SOUTH
SOUTH
DRINK
SOUTH
SOUTH
EAST
FILL BUCKET
WEST
WEST
DRINK
WEST
SOUTH
FILL BUCKET
SOUTH
KILL PIRATE
EXAMINE PIRATE
DROP SCIMITAR
GET HOOK
NORTH
NORTH
EAST
DRINK
EAST
EAST
EAST
SOUTH
GO WELL
SAY FIRE
GO HOLE
EXAMINE BONES
DROP RUBY
GET KEY
NORTH
UP
WEST
CLIMB TREE
GIVE BANANAS
DOWN
EAST
DROP BUCKET
GET POLE
GO PATH
EAST
UNLOCK DOOR
GO DOOR
DOWN
OIL LEVER
PULL LEVER
SHOW CROSS
EXAMINE COFFIN
DROP CROSS
GET BLADE
UP
UP
DROP POLE
EXAMINE ALTAR
GET HILT
UP
MAKE SWORD
GET TORCH
GO WINDOW
TIE VINE
TO GARGOYLE
CLIMB VINE
WEST
WEST
NORTH
EAST
CLIMB SLOPE
LIGHT WOOD
DOWN
WEST
NORTH
GO HUT
GO DOOR
GO TEMPLE
KILL SERPENT
CLIMB IDOL
DROP SWORD
GET EMERALD
EXAMINE HEAD
PULL LEVER
DOWN
GO PASSAGE
EAST
GO BOAT
You have won!