Hi, I’m C.I.A.
This is another text adventure written in BASIC, by Hugh Lampert and published in CLOAD Magazine who released many games on casette and later on disk.
You are a special agent and your mission is to recover a ruby that was stolen by a spy ring called Chaos. You do so by infiltrating their headquarter, which means unlocking doors, pushing buttons and walking. A lot of walking.
The game is kinda hard, mostly because you find many items and have no clue how to use them.
“Oh cool, a television. Nice, a capsule. Wow, a painting…….now what?”
Add the always beloved limited item space and you got yourself a game that mostly consists of trial and error. I also wasn’t able to get really invested in the story. Description of you surroundings is extremly short and there is never a feel of danger. I mean, this place should be swarmed by baddies and high-end spy stuff, but all you get is a security guard who takes your coffee (the absolute madman), a 1000ft deep pit and a an unfitting James Bond reference.