=============================================================================== FAQ/Walkthrough for SECRET OF KUBLAIH =============================================================================== GUIDE INFORMATION ----------------- Author: Tom Hayes E-mail: thayesguides(at)gmail(dot)com System: Commodore 64 Updated: 10th June, 2008 Version: 1.1 CONTENTS -------- 1. Introduction 2. Walkthrough 3. Item List 4. Map 5. Copyright Information VERSION HISTORY --------------- 1.1: 10th June, 2008 (Format update) 1.0: 19th May, 2008 (First version) =============================================================================== 1. Introduction =============================================================================== Made by JMP software in 1983, Secret of Kublaih is a small interactive fiction adventure for the Commodore 64. The aim is to explore a house to find five jewels, which can then be placed on a sword and used to escape from the house. Unlike many other adventures made around the time that featured some simple graphics for the locations, Secret of Kublaih is text only. The parser is very very basic and it can be frustrating when the solution to a puzzle is obvious, but the exact way a command must be typed is not. The puzzles are easy, but this short text adventure is still quite entertaining to play through. =============================================================================== 2. Walkthrough =============================================================================== The game starts outside a ruin. GO DOOR. GET GRANITE. Leave the keys. Move WEST, SOUTH and DOWN to the great wall. PUSH BRICK to make a hole. GO HOLE to the dusty hallway. Move SOUTH to the toolshed. GET SHOVEL. Move NORTH twice to the coffin. OPEN COFFIN and a ruby will fall out. GET RUBY. Move SOUTH, WEST, UP and SOUTH to the storeroom. GO CRACK to the treasure room. GET GEM. Move WEST, NORTH and UP to the top of the stairs. SAY HIGH to open the door. GO DOOR to enter the hallway. Move EAST to the bedroom. GET SAPPHIRE. Move WEST twice to the muddy hole. DROP RUBY. DROP GEM. DROP SAPPHIRE. Move EAST, NORTH and WEST to the soft soil room. DIG with the shovel. DROP SHOVEL. GO HOLE to enter a tight corridor. Move NORTH to the grave of Kublaih. GET ROPE. SAY KUBLAIH and a diamond will fall down. GET DIAMOND. Move SOUTH to the tight corridor. THROW ROPE. CLIMB ROPE. Move NORTH to the bathroom. GET BOTTLE. Move SOUTH, EAST, DOWN and SOUTH to the storeroom. PUSH EYE on the head and a hole will appear. GO HOLE to enter the foggy room. GET SWORD. Move EAST, NORTH and UP to the door. GO DOOR to return to the hallway. Move WEST to the muddy hole. PUT GRANITE. When asked in what, say IN BOTTLE. The bottle will flash and a black opal will appear. GET OPAL. DROP DIAMOND. DROP OPAL. DROP SWORD. SAY MUCK and the sword of Excalibur will appear. GET SWORD. Move EAST, NORTH, DOWN, NORTH and EAST to the rock room. SMASH WALL with the sword. Move SOUTH to complete the game. =============================================================================== 3. Item List =============================================================================== BLACK MASTER OPAL Found by putting the granite in the water in a bottle. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. CASSETTE TO THE TAPERECORDER Found in the foggy room. It is not used. CUT RIVER DIAMOND Found by saying the word "Kublaih" at the grave of Kublaih. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. GRANIT Found in the room that is blocked with rocks. It is put in the water in a bottle to make the opal appear. GREEN AND GLIMING GEM Found in the storeroom. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. KEYS Found in the room that is blocked with rocks. It is not used. MAGIC SHOVEL Found in the toolshed. It is used to dig a hole in the soft soil room. PORTABLE TAPERECORDER Found in the giant room with the spiders. It is not used. ROPE Found at the grave of Kublaih. It is thrown in the tight corridor. RUBY Found by opening the coffin. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. STAR SAPPHIRE Found in the bedroom. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. STATUE OF A POWERFUL GOD Found in the giant room with the spiders. It is not used. SWORD OF EXCALIBUR After the sword with five missing parts and the five jewels have been dropped in the muddy hole room, the sword of Excalibur is found by saying the word "muck". It is used to smash the wall in the room that is blocked with rocks. SWORD WITH FIVE MISSING PARTS Found in the foggy room. It is one of six items that is dropped in the muddy hole room. TRANSLATION BOOK Found in the muddy hole room. It can be read to understand the writing on the floor at the grave of Kublaih. WATER IN A BOTTLE Found in the bathroom. The granite is put in the water in a bottle to make the opal appear. =============================================================================== 4. Map =============================================================================== _______ _______ | | | | |Spiders|--| Rocks | |___ ___| |___ ___| | ^ _______ _______ | ___|___*1 | | |Kublaih| | |Outside| |Bthroom| | Grave | | | Ruin | |___ ___| |___ ___| | |_______| | | | | ___|___*6 | _______ _______ | | Tight | | | | | | | |Corridr| | |Lander | |Coffin | | |_______| | |___ ___| |___ ___| | __/ | | | ___|___/*5 _______ ___|___ ___|___*2 ___|___ _______*7 | | | |d | |d | | | | | | | Soil |--|Stairs |--|Stairs |--|Stairs |--|Hallway| | Door | |_______| |___ ___| u|___ ___| u|_______| |___ ___| |___ ___| *4 | | |d | ___|___*3 _______ ___|___ __u|___ | | Store | | | | Tool | | | | | Room |--| Gem | | Shed | |Stairs | | |_______| |_______| |_______| |___ ___| | \__ | _______ ___|___ _______ \_______ ___|___ | Muddy | | | | | | Foggy | | Store | | Hole |--|Hallway|--|Bedroom| | Room |-------------| Room | |_______| |_______| |_______| |_______| |_______| *1: Start point. GO DOOR to enter the rock room. *2: PUSH BRICK and GO HOLE to enter the hallway. *3: GO CRACK to enter the gem room. PUSH EYE and GO HOLE to enter the foggy room. *4: SAY HIGH and GO DOOR to enter the bedroom. *5: DIG with the shovel and GO HOLE to enter the tight corridor. *6: THROW ROPE and CLIMB ROPE to return to the soil room. *7: GO DOOR to return to the hallway east of the muddy hole. =============================================================================== 5. Copyright Information =============================================================================== This file is Copyright 2008 Tom Hayes. As it can be difficult to keep track of websites that haven't posted the latest version of this file, please do not distribute it without my permission. Send an e-mail to me if you would like to post this file on your website and you will likely receive a positive response. 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