La Abadía del Crimen, Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad version was the original version of this classic 1987 release by Opera Soft. The English translation being: “The Abbey of Crime“.

La Abadía del Crimen is loosely based on the novel The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and follows the exploits of Friar William and his assistant Adso as they investigate a series of murders in a medieval Italian abbey. It is considered to be a real achievement in 8-bit game coding.

Although the Amstrad version looks better than the ZX Spectrum version (the extra colours work wonders on being able to discern characters against the backdrops), it is only the Amstrad CPC 6128 version that contains the full game. The Amstrad CPC 464 version is a cut-down version due to there being less memory available to load the game into.

Still, La Abadía del Crimen is a game well worth checking out if you like isometric adventure games.

More: La Abadía del Crimen on Wikipedia

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