Most people who used to play text adventures would eventually try typing in swear words, and the authors were fully aware of this. I typed in swear words into as many games on the Spectrum 48k as i could find, and below are the ones which responded.
|A Shadow in Glass
|A Tangled Tale
|I like how this one actually has a different response for each individual swear word. **** for effort.
|Bored of the rings
|Case of the obscene mural
|For some reason, it does only give that message when you type in something blue. Why would he give his address when someone swears? Surely that's asking for trouble.
|"No!" actually sounds as if the author *is* offended by the c bomb.
|Escape from Pulsar 7
|Eye of Bain
|The Famous Five
|I love how understated this one is. It feels as if "You Swear" has been written with a disappointed sigh.
|Immortality Rules OK
|Madmox the Mad Axe Giant
|If you can't tell what's going on here, it's because it has an annoying horizontal scrolling thing going on. It gives you two warnings and then resets the computer, despite the fact that it probably took 10 minutes to load in the first place.
|They can't both be.
|Mysterious Adventure 8
|Play it again Sam
|Ah, the universal language of swearing.
|Project X The Micro Man
|As with Madmox, this one resets your computer, and it has the cheek of saying "Do Not Swear Or Else" on the title screen- which is a red rag to a bull.
|Quest for the Golden Eggcup
|Look how much effort went into this one! It makes you feel as if people who don't swear are missing out. (NB If you examine the floor, you'll discover a trapdoor, through which you can escape to swear again and so on and so on...)
|Quest for the Holy Grail
|Mary Whitehouse mentions so far:3
|For some reason, it confuses the word 'cunt' with 'quit'. Don't we all?
|Poor Watson! Hot or Not 0/10.
|Ship of Doom
|Ten Little Indians
|Just like what happened in the TV show!
|The Time Machine
|The Woodland Realm
|Tower of Death
|This is the worst one I found. It just resets your computer with no warning. Which also happens, coincidentally, if you answer 'yes' when asked if you are using a pirated copy upon loading the game. That'll stop the pirates.
|Very Big Adventure