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Title: 1987 - THE PAWN by Magnetic Scrolls/Rainbird Software
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:45, 22 September 21

In this video I have a partial (roughly 25%) walkthrough of the game using the solution provided by Kukulcan at CPCPOWER. 
So with the EXACT solution this takes 21 minutes - imagine how long the full game would take when all you had/have is the manual!

Gripe - the in-game graphics (made using NEOchrome on the Atari ST and then converted to other home computers) ) are good but even in 1987 the loading screen could have been improved. 
A nice touch is the ability to scroll the graphics up/down using the cursor keys at any time thereby increasing the text area - useful if you forget your last few actions.
Another nice touch is the option to scroll through the palette to select a text colour that suits you - especially useful when you could be playing this for hours.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTnZm1Yb-Ao (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTnZm1Yb-Ao)


Wikipedia entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pawn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pawn)


Reviews:
https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/the_pawn.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/the_pawn.htm)
https://msmemorial.if-legends.org/articles.htm/acu0487.php (https://msmemorial.if-legends.org/articles.htm/acu0487.php)
https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-019/page/n75/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-019/page/n75/mode/2up)
http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/p/index3.html (http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/p/index3.html)


Other links:
https://www.mobygames.com/game/cpc/pawn (https://www.mobygames.com/game/cpc/pawn)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_Scrolls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_Scrolls)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomsoft#Rainbird (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomsoft#Rainbird)
https://www.magneticscrolls.info/emu/amstradcpc.php (https://www.magneticscrolls.info/emu/amstradcpc.php)
https://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/magnetic-scrolls/info/msfact.txt (https://www.ifarchive.org/if-archive/magnetic-scrolls/info/msfact.txt)
https://cpcrulez.fr/games-company-firebird_s_fortunes.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/games-company-firebird_s_fortunes.htm)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEOchrome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEOchrome)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1987 - THE PAWN by Magnetic Scrolls/Rainbird Software
Post by: Gryzor on 11:29, 22 September 21
Nice vid :)