In this very short adaption of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, you play as Edmond Dantes, a man wrongly imprisoned for espionage. Escape your cell in Chateau d'Cliff and take your revenge on those who imprisoned you.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the story.
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A very abridged story presented in three chapters: Escape, Freedom, and Revenge. Simple enough to play, but there are missing objects (eg: the people) and general bugs (eg: unwanted error messages) that detract from the narrative.
I should point out that taking the sun is NOT a bug; that one is intentional (reread the quotes at the beginning of the game).
> x door. x window. x floor. open slab. d.
> x object. take it. e.
Friend's prison cell
> x bag. look in bag. x body. x slab.
> take body. w.
> drop body. e.
Friend's prison cell
> close slab. enter bag.
Marseilles - Pont du Gard Inn
> x sun. take sun. n.
Pont du Gard Inn (Inside)
> x purse. take purse. i. x diamond. pay. s. e.
M. Morel's home
> give purse. x cross. take cross.
> x box. take box. give box.
The Ball at M. de Morcerf's
> x table. x glass. take glass. give glass. z.
*** You have won ***
With the exception of the dead body, characters aren't actually implemented as game object.
However, they can be mentioned as present in the room descriptions, and they may react to your actions.
Your friend, also called the abbe, is dead. His body is in a shroud in his cell.
The guards remove you from the prison at the end of chapter 1 as you sleep in your friend's shroud.
Caderousse is the innkeeper of the Pont du Gard Inn.
Julie is M. Morel's daughter. She's in their home, worrying about her father's debts.
Franz is the son of Mercedes and Fernand. After you rescue him, he visits you in your mansion.
Mercedes is now married to Fernand. This makes her the Countess de Mercerf, and she's also the hostess of the ball.
Danglars and M. de Villefort attend the ball with their wives.
Several unnamed guests are also at the ball.
Napoleon was to be the recepient of the message you were delivering, but you were intercepted and arrested.
M. Morrel (or M. Morrell or M. Morel) owned the red silk purse.
The elder Dantes is mentioned in the purse's description. I assume the protagonist means his father.
Fernand is in Paris. Probably he is at the ball as well since it's at his home, but the story doesn't explicitly have him there.
Brigands assaulted Franz near the Colosseum.
a sharp object. It's in the underground tunnel. You need to have it with you when you enter the shroud so you can later cut yourself out. However, when you reach Marseilles, the shroud and the sharp object are no longer with you.
a Friend's body. It's in the shroud in your friend's prison cell. Take him out of the shroud and put him into the underground tunnel.
a sun. It's in the sky above Marseilles. It is takeable only because one of the jacket quotes said it was. You need not do anything with it.
a purse. It's in the inn. Take it. In M. Morel's home, give the purse (to Julie).
a diamond. You inexplicably have it when you take the purse. Give it (to Caderousse) to learn your next step.
a box of cigars. It's in your mansion. Give it (to Franz).
a glass of champagne. It's on the table at the ball. Give it (to Mercedes).
a wooden cross. It falls off your neck when you give the purse to Julie. Take it to end chapter 2 and start chapter 3 in Rome.
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