The City in the Clouds

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The City in the Clouds
Eamon adventure #38
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Author Evan Hodson
Released March 1984
Revised 24 October 1990 (DOS)
20 June 1993 (ProDOS)
EAG number 38
EDX number 12-03
EDX set Best of the Classic Adventures
Native format Apple DOS 3.3

The City in the Clouds is an Eamon adventure written by Evan Hodson.

Background

It is a Star Wars themed adventure, reenacting the heroes' visit to the Cloud City during The Empire Strikes Back. The adventure is a sequel to The Death Star and uses many of the same concepts, including combat sound effects, hordes of generic "soldiers", and anti-gravity "bounce tubes" that allow the player to move from one level to another.

The quest includes several goals:

  • Find the thermocoupler which allows the Millennium Falcon to travel in hyperdrive
  • Deactivate the tractor beam holding the Millennium Falcon on the launch pad
  • Rescue Princess Leia and Han Solo
  • Fight Darth Vader, if you dare...

There are a number of special Force-based attacks that both the player and Darth Vader can use, including force-choking, telekinesis, and stopping blaster shots with a bare hand. These use one of the new commands, INVOKE.

The standard spells do not work in this adventure. Healing is possible using the new MEDICATE command, which requires that the player have a medikit, which can be found somewhere in Cloud City.

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