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Faulty Towers start screen (ZX).png

You will first have to connect your Sinclair ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64 and cassette recorder to your television set, then switch all three of them on; once you have done this, you shall have to insert the cassette for Harbour Soft's 1984 text adventure game Faulty Towers into the recorder, type LOAD "" (without leaving a space between the quotation marks), then press Enter to load the program into the console. The game shall then proceed to the start screen shown above (however, the image is of the ZX version, as the C64 version's uses different colours and a less medieval-looking font) as the text "Press any key to continue" flashes at the bottom of it - and once you have done so the game will proceed to the second start screen shown below.

Faulty Towers start screen 2 (ZX).png

The text "Press any key to continue" again flashes at the bottom of the second start screen, and once you have done so, it will proceed to the third start screen shown below; it explains that Sybil and the other characters will occasionally set tasks for Basil that he has to complete within a specific number of moves (which varies depending on the task) but he will not know in advance how long he has for the job. If he fails to complete a task in time, he will lose his sanity and be taken away to a mental hospital - and the text of "Press any key to continue" again flashes at the bottom of the third start screen.

Faulty Towers start screen 3 (ZX).png

Once you have done so the game will start; however, in the C64 version Basil says What next mate? at the end of a description instead of What now?.

I am standing at the reception
desk. On it is a bell, a register
and some hotel booking forms.
There are doors to the north and
south and a counter flap which
leads east.
What now?
RING BELL


Polly appears and says, "Can you
help me with this crossword Mr
Faulty, seven letters, look very
closely for a testing answer?"
What now?
EXAMINE


Inside the front cover of the
register is written the
combination of the safe.
"L2R45L17"
What now?
N


I am in the hotel's ofice. There
is a desk, a typewriter and a
filing cabinet in here. The door
is to the south.
I can also see:-
A wall safe
A bunch of keys
Sybil!
What now?
INSULT SYBIL
Have you ever seen my wife make
toast, she just breathes on it!
I seem to have got away with
that. Sybil has disappeared!


I am in the hotel's ofice. There
is a desk, a typewriter and a
filing cabinet in here. The door
is to the south.
I can also see:-
A wall safe
A bunch of keys
And no Sybil, thank heavens!
What now?
L2R45L17


I am in the hotel's ofice. There
is a desk, a typewriter and a
filing cabinet in here. The door
is to the south.
I can also see:-
An open wall safe
A wad of money
A bunch of keys
And no Sybil, thank heavens!
What now?
TAKE MONEY
OK.
What now?
TAKE KEYS
OK.
What now?
S


I am standing at the reception
desk. On it is a bell, a register
and some hotel booking forms.
There are doors to the north and
south and a counter flap which
leads east.
I can also see:-
Polly.
What now?
E


I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
I can also see:-
An umbrella
What now?
E


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Manuel leaves nursing a thick
ear!
Press any key to continue.


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
N


I am in the kitchen store. There
is a lot of tinned food on racks
and a table in here. There are
doors to the east and south.
I can also see:-
A torch
What now?
E


I am in a large, walk in
refrigerator. It's cold enough to
freeze the whatsits off a brass
thingumy!! The door is to the
west.
I can also see:-
Some very mouldy cheese!
What now?
TAKE CHEESE
OK.
What now?
W


I am in the kitchen store. There
is a lot of tinned food on racks
and a table in here. There are
doors to the east and south.
I can also see:-
A torch
What now?
S


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Manuel leaves nursing a thick
ear!
Press any key to continue.


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
E


I am in the scullery. There is a
washing up machine and racks of
cutlery and crockery in here.
There are doors to the south and
west.
I can also see:-
A knife sharpener
What now?
S


I am in the small yard at the
back of the hotel. I can go north
or south.
I can also see:-
Some dustbins
What now?
DROP CHEESE
OK.
What now?
N


I am in the scullery. There is a
washing up machine and racks of
cutlery and crockery in here.
There are doors to the south and
west.
I can also see:-
A knife sharpener
What now?
W


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
A biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?
W


I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
N


I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
I can also see:-
An umbrella
What now?
N


I am standing in the front porch
of the hotel. I can go north or
south.
What now?
N


I am in the car park just
outside the front entrance of
the hotel. I could go east, south
or west.
What now?
E


I am on the driveway to my
garage. Exits lead east and west.
What now?
E


I am in my garage. There is a
tool bench against the far wall
and shelves with pots of paint
above it. The door is to the west
I can also see:-
An old banger
What now?
TAKE CAR


What now?
W


I am on the driveway to my
garage. Exits lead east and west.
What now?
W


I am in the car park just
outside the front entrance of
the hotel. I could go east, south
or west.
What now?
W


I am on the gravel drive outside
the hotel. I can go east or
west.
What now?
W


I am on the gravel dive to the
west of the hotel. Exits lead
east, south and west.
What now?
W


I am at the front gate. There are
two large stone gateposts topped
with brightly painted concrete
gnomes!! Exits lead east and
south.
What now?
S


I am on the road to town. I can
go north or south.
What now?
S


I am on Acacia Avenue. A pleasant
tree lined street. It leads
north and south.
What now?
S


I am on a steep hill that leads
down towards the town. The road
continues north and south.
What now?
S


I am on High Street outside the
"Ying-Tong-Fong". I can go north
or south.
What now?
DROP CAR
OK.
What now?
S


I am in the "Ying-Tong-Fong". A
small wizzended Chinaman is
standing behind the counter. The
door is to the north.
I can also see:-
Six of Mr Fong's set dinners.
What now?
TAKE FOOD
OK.
What now?
N


I am on High Street outside the
"Ying-Tong-Fong". I can go north
or south.
I can also see:-
An old banger
What now?
TAKE CAR
What now?
N


I am on a steep hill that leads
down towards the town. The road
continues north and south.
"BASIL!" There has been a fire
in the kitchen and the guests
are demanding food. If you don't
get some soon they'll all leave!
What now?
N


I am on Acacia Avenue. A pleasant
tree lined street. It leads
north and south.
What now?
N


I am on the road to town. I can
go north or south.
What now?
N


I am at the front gate. There are
two large stone gateposts topped
with brightly painted concrete
gnomes!! Exits lead east and
south.
What now?
E


I am on the gravel dive to the
west of the hotel. Exits lead
east, south and west.
What now?
E


I am on the gravel drive outside
the hotel. I can go east or
west.
What now?
E


I am in the car park just
outside the front entrance of
the hotel. I could go east, south
or west.
What now?
DROP CAR
OK.
What now?
S


I am standing in the front porch
of the hotel. I can go north or
south.
What now?
S


I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
I can also see:-
An umbrella
What now?
E


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Sorry, I can't do that.
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
A biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?
DROP FOOD
The two old ladies polish the
lot off!
What now?
OPEN BISCUIT


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
An open biscuit barrel
Manuel's pet rat, Basil!!
Two little old ladies.
What now?
TAKE RAT
OK.
What now?
N


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
A knife
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
TAKE KNIFE
OK.
What now?
E


I am in the scullery. There is a
washing up machine and racks of
cutlery and crockery in here.
There are doors to the south and
west.
I can also see:-
A knife sharpener
What now?
SHARPEN KNIFE
OK.
What now?
S


I am in the small yard at the
back of the hotel. I can go north
or south.
I can also see:-
Some dustbins
What now?
DROP RAT
OK.
What now?
S


I am on the path at the rear of
the hotel. I can go north or
south.
What now?
S


I am on the path to the east of
the patio. I can go north, east or
west.
What now?
E


I am in the garden shed. There is
a lawnmower and some gardening
tools in here. The door is to the
west.
I can also see:-
A long ladder
What now?
TAKE LADDER
OK.
What now?
W


I am on the path to the east of
the patio. I can go north, east or
west.
What now?
W


I am on the patio. Exits lead
north, east and west.
What now?
W


I am on the lawn outside the bar
Exits lead east and west.
What now?
W


I am on the lawn outside the
lounge. I can go east or west.
What now?
W


I am on the lawn. I can go north
or east.
What now?
N


I am in the rose garden. I can go
north or south.
What now?
N


I am standing under a large oak
tree. I can go north or south.
I can also see:-
A length of rope
What now?
DROP LADDER
OK.
What now?
CUT ROPE
Ok I've got the rope now.
What now?
DROP SHARP KNIFE
OK.
What now?
S


I am in the rose garden. I can go
north or south.
What now?
S


I am on the lawn. I can go north
or east.
What now?
E


I am on the lawn outside the
lounge. I can go east or west.
What now?
E


I am on the lawn outside the bar
Exits lead east and west.
What now?
E


I am on the patio. Exits lead
north, east and west.
"BASIL!" The Major is in the
bar.
If you don't stop him drinking
soon he'll be shooting flies
with his shotgun again!
What now?
N


I am in the sun lounge. It has a
glass roof and French windows
which open onto the patio. There
are doors to the north and west,
and the French windows lie to
the south.
What now?
W


I am in the hotel bar. I can see
a couple sitting at the far
table drinking and talking. The
doors are to the east and west
of me.
I can also see:-
The crackpot Major!
What now?
STOP MAJOR
The Major has gone off in a huff
What now?
W


I am in the hotel lounge. There
are comfortable chairs and small
tables with magazines etc. on
them in here. There are doors to
the north and east.
What now?
N


I am in the downstairs corridor.
There are doors to the north,
east and south.
What now?
E


I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
U


I am on the main staircase. I can
go up or down.
What now?
U


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
What now?
E


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
N


I am in a small lobby where the
dumb-waiter is situated. The exit
is to the south.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
TAKE STEP
OK.
What now?
S


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
W


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
What now?
DROP STEP
OK.
What now?
N


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There is a door to the north, or
I could go south or west.
What now?
W


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There are doors to the north and
west, or I can go east.
What now?
N


I am in my bedroom. The bed is
against the wall, and Sybil's
dressing table is groaning under
the weight of her usual mountain
of make-up! There are doors to
the west and south.
What now?
W


I am in my own bathroom. I can
see a bath and a throne, and a
door to the east.
I can also see:-
A bathroom cabinet
What now?
OPEN CABINET


I am in my own bathroom. I can
see a bath and a throne, and a
door to the east.
I can also see:-
An open bathroom cabinet
A bottle of asprins
What now?
TAKE ASPRIN
OK.
This is too much, I've got a
splitting headache, can we find
some asprin?
What now?
SWALLOW ASPRIN
That's cleared my head!
What now?
E


I am in my bedroom. The bed is
against the wall, and Sybil's
dressing table is groaning under
the weight of her usual mountain
of make-up! There are doors to
the west and south.
What now?
S


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There are doors to the north and
west, or I can go east.
What now?
E


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There is a door to the north, or
I could go south or west.
What now?
S


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
E


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
N


I am in a small lobby where the
dumb-waiter is situated. The exit
is to the south.
What now?
D


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Manuel leaves nursing a thick
ear!
Press any key to continue.


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
N


I am in the kitchen store. There
is a lot of tinned food on racks
and a table in here. There are
doors to the east and south.
I can also see:-
A torch
What now?
TAKE TORCH
OK.
What now?
S


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Manuel leaves nursing a thick
ear!
Press any key to continue.


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
U


I am in a small lobby where the
dumb-waiter is situated. The exit
is to the south.
What now?
S


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
S


I am in a store cuboard. The door
is to the north.
I can also see:-
An ironing board
What now?
TAKE BOARD
OK.
What now?
N


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
W


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
U
I have reached the loft, but the
ladder has fallen down!!
Press any key to continue.


I am at the trap door to the
loft. I can only go east.
What now?
TURN ON TORCH


I am at the trap door to the
loft. I can only go east.
What now?
E


I am in the loft. The rafters and
ceiling look very weak. I can go
south or west.
What now?
DROP BOARD
The ironing board has bridged
the doddgy rafters!
What now?
S


I am in the loft beside the cold
water tank. I can go north or
west from here.
I can also see:-
A very dead pigeon!
What now?
TAKE PIGEON
OK.
What now?
W


I am at the attic window.
What now?
W


I am on the roof of the hotel.
It's very steep and I don't feel
safe! There is an attic window
to the east of me.
What now?
DROP ROPE
The end is tied securely.
What now?
D


I am on the lawn outside the bar
Exits lead east and west.
What now?
E


I am on the patio. Exits lead
north, east and west.
What now?
E


I am on the path to the east of
the patio. I can go north, east or
west.
What now?
N


I am on the path at the rear of
the hotel. I can go north or
south.
What now?
N


I am in the small yard at the
back of the hotel. I can go north
or south.
I can also see:-
Some dustbins
What now?
DROP PIGEON
OK.
What now?
N


I am in the scullery. There is a
washing up machine and racks of
cutlery and crockery in here.
There are doors to the south and
west.
I can also see:-
A knife sharpener
What now?
W


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
An open biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?
W


I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
N


I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
I can also see:-
An umbrella
What now?

At this point, you must go back and forth between the downstairs hall and the front lobby for thirty-one moves until the Health Inspector arrives (indicated by the text of "BASIL!" The Health Inspector has arrived and he wants to see you right now!!); when Basil asks What now? (What next mate? in the C64 version), answer N (but you may also pass the 31 moves by going to the kitchen, hitting Manuel if he is there and going back around to the lobby again).

I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
I can also see:-
The public health inspector!
What now?
TAKE INSPECTOR
OK.
What now?
E


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
N


I am in the kitchen store. There
is a lot of tinned food on racks
and a table in here. There are
doors to the east and south.
What now?
E


I am in a large, walk in
refrigerator. It's cold enough to
freeze the whatsits off a brass
thingumy!! The door is to the
west.
What now?

At this point you shall have to go back and forth between the kitchen store and the refrigerator for fifteen moves until the Health Inspector asks "I want to see your refrigerator".; when Basil asks you What now? (or What next mate? in the C64 version), you shall have to answer E to return to the refrigerator.

I am in a large, walk in
refrigerator. It's cold enough to
freeze the whatsits off a brass
thingumy!! The door is to the
west.
Well that sems to be in order
Mr Faulty.
OK.
What now?
W


I am in the kitchen store. There
is a lot of tinned food on racks
and a table in here. There are
doors to the east and south.
What now?
S


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
An open biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?
W


I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
U


I am on the main staircase. I can
go up or down.
What now?
U


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
U
I have reached the loft, but the
ladder has fallen down!!
Press any key to continue.


I am at the trap door to the
loft. I can only go east.
What now?
E


I am in the loft. The rafters and
ceiling look very weak. I can go
south or west.
I can also see:-
An ironing board
What now?
S


I am in the loft beside the cold
water tank. I can go north or
west from here.
The Health Inspector says "I
would like to inspect your water
tank right now".
What now?
LOOK


I am in the loft beside the cold
water tank. I can go north or
west from here.
Well that sems to be in order
Mr Faulty.
OK.
What now?
W


I am at the attic window.
What now?
W


I am on the roof of the hotel.
It's very steep and I don't feel
safe! There is an attic window
to the east of me.
I can also see:-
A length of rope
What now?
D


I am on the lawn outside the bar
Exits lead east and west.
What now?
E


I am on the patio. Exits lead
north, east and west.
What now?
E


I am on the path to the east of
the patio. I can go north, east or
west.
What now?
N


I am on the path at the rear of
the hotel. I can go north or
south.
What now?
N


I am in the small yard at the
back of the hotel. I can go north
or south.
I can also see:-
Some dustbins
What now?
N


I am in the scullery. There is a
washing up machine and racks of
cutlery and crockery in here.
There are doors to the south and
west.
I can also see:-
A knife sharpener
What now?
W


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
Manuel!
What now?
HIT MANUEL
Sorry, I can't do that.
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
An open biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?

At this point, you shall have to go back and forth between the Kitchen and the Dining Room for eight moves until the Health Inspector asks "I'm feeling a bit peckish, can I have a few biscuits please?"; when Basil asks What now? (or What next mate?) answer LOOK (the Health Inspector will say Well that sems to be in order Mr Faulty to which Basil shall reply OK.). When Basil next asks What now? (or What next mate?), you will have to answer W to him.

I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
U


I am on the main staircase. I can
go up or down.
What now?
U


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
N


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There is a door to the north, or
I could go south or west.
What now?

At this point, you'll have to go back and forth between the landing and the upstairs corridor for five moves until the honeymoon couple are ready to leave (indicated by the text "BASIL!" The honeymoon couple are eady to leave. Bring their cases to the lobby, but don't try bringing them down the stairs, you know you fell and broke your leg last time!); when next Basil asks you What now? (or What next mate?) answer N to return to the corridor, then N again.

I am in the honeymoon suite. It
has a four-poster bed. There are
doors to the east and south.
I can also see:-
Some suitcases
What now?
TAKE CASES
OK.
What now?
S


I am on the upstairs corridor.
There is a door to the north, or
I could go south or west.
What now?
S


I am on the landing at the top
of the stairs. I can go north,
east, south or down. In the
ceiling above me I can see the
trap door to the loft.
I can also see:-
A step ladder
What now?
E


I am in the upstairs hall. Exits
lead north, south and west.
What now?
N


I am in a small lobby where the
dumb-waiter is situated. The exit
is to the south.
What now?
D


I am in the Kitchen. There are
sinks and cookers in here. In the
corner is a dumb-waiter leading
to the first floor. There are
doors to the north, east and
south. The door to the lobby has
no handle on this side!
I can also see:-
No sign of that idiot Spanish
waiter!
What now?
S


I am in the Dining Room. I can
see a number of tables set for
dinner and a trolley carrying
biscuits and cheese. The doors
are north, south and west.
I can also see:-
An open biscuit barrel
Two little old ladies.
What now?
W


I am in the downstairs hall.
There are doors to the north,
east and west, and a staircase
leading up to the first floor.
What now?
N


I am in the front lobby. There
are doors to the north, east and
south, and the reception desk is
to the west.
What now?
DROP CASES
OK.
What now?

At this point, you will have to make eight last moves to any room of your choice around the hotel, after which the following text will appear on the screen:

CONGRATULATIONS
You have kept the hotel open
for one whole week! Basil has
a few more grey hairs but not
to worry!
If you have enjoyed playing
Faulty Towers why not look out
for other titles from
HARBOURSOFT. If you can't find
them in your local store,
contact us direct at:-
134 EAST WEARE ROAD, PORTLAND,
DORSET.
You have taken 255 turns.
You have scored XXX%
END OF GAME
Do you want to try again?

However, the address is now long-gone (XXX% will also be the percentage you scored); if you answer YES, the game will start again, but if you answer NO, the text Bye........ will appear and the game will terminate. Another BBC comedy series, Red Dwarf, was also later spoofed in Rouge Midget (1991), and Harbour Soft's other text adventure games, Jolly Jack's Run Ashore (also released in 1984) and Love Bytes (1985), were only released on the C64.