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"Avvy": Denarius Avaricius Sextus, a graphical adventure for
Five Helpful Hints for Solving the Game
Written by: Rita Laws, Chocolate Chips Librarian
Email: PAUM88A@prodigy.com or RitaLaws@prodigy.com
Avvy, by Thorsoft Software of England, is a classic of its
genre. Avvy is a Roman living in Pompeii in the year AD 79. You
are his guardian angel and must save him from the volcanic
eruption that he doesn't even know is coming. Along the way,
you'll have to deal with inebriated slaves, a nagging wife, a
den of lions, and riddles and jokes so corny, you'll groan. This
game requires a hard drive and an EGA monitor or better. It will
run in Windows on newer computers, but older systems will get
the best performance in DOS.
You can find the game, Avvy, and its sequel, Lord Avalot
d'Argent, in the Sweet Silliness (Games) section of the Prodigy
Chocolate Chips File Library (GoTo/Jump FILE LIB). If you need
free Prodigy software and trial hours, just call 800-prodigy.
"AVVY": DENARIUS AVARICIUS SEXTUS, A GRAPHICAL ADVENTURE FOR
DOS--- FIVE HINTS FOR SOLVING THE GAME
NOTE: SAVE YOUR GAME FREQUENTLY, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEGIN OVER.
Jump GAMES BB on Prodigy and visit the gamers there if you need
more help. Chances are, some of them played this game when it
was first introduced 3 years ago.
1. The Rope
The rope is yours after talking TWICE to Romulus the Centurion
in the bar, Canis. You will need it to explore the cavern.
2. Treasuer's Key
To get the key, Lupus is needed. But you must first visit your
arch-enemy, Lupus, who throws you to the lions. The lions will
kill you unless you have a weapon. A trident would be nice.
3. A Weapon
Visit the temple to the right of the bar. Neptune has a trident
that would make an excellent weapon against lions. If you
complete a man's rhyme, (rhyming word is locker) he will give
you a hint to help you enter the temple. This man is to the
right of the temple.
4. Crystal Ball
The sooth-sayer has an important message for you. Save your
game. Talk to sooth-sayer. Give the crystal ball to the
sooth-sayer (make sure you spell the action right or the ball
will simply be lost.) Talk again and the sooth-sayer will say
something different this time- something you need to know. If
the sooth-sayer says the same old thing, restore your old game,
and try again. Even if you get the "too bad" message, talk to
the sooth-sayer again and see if he tells you about escaping.
5. The password
Look in the locker at the baths. There's a scroll in there that
has a password you need.