GRELL & FELLA
Grell and Fella are the magic folk's equivalent to rentachap. They set
themselves up after a chance meet in the job centre after being dismissed from
their last jobs. Fella used to be the Fairy Queen's nectar masseur, while Grell
was the chief armourer during the Dwarfish mining strikes.
Today they've been hired to tidy the Sorcerer's new magic garden. At first
glance it looked an easy job: A few hours hard digging by Grell, a quick
sparkle of fairy dust and bingo, job done.
But life just ain't that easy!
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"Juh.. Oh.. Buh.. Buh.." began Grell, thumb moving vaguely horizontally across
"Jobbing gardeners," Fella read over his shoulder. "Know all about gardening do
Grell's forehead creased in concentration. "No" he replied, eventually, and put
the card back on the rack, creasing it badly, and reached for the next one,
advertising a requirement for an advanced nuclear magician at the mushroom
"Hang on a minute - we know someone who does.."
The job started the next day. With just twelve hours to learn something about
gardening there was only one person who could help: Fella's Fairy Godmother,
"The most important thing is to make the disenchanted creatures good again"
"How?" asked Fella. Grell was waiting outside. "Well, by hitting them mainly"
admitted Ariel. "It's a job far more suited to Other Species" - She gave Fella
one of those stares which expressed her disapproval of Other Species in
general, and Dwarves in particular.
"-YOU PRESS THE FIRE BUTTON-" boomed a deep voice from above.
"And spells, of course," continued Ariel, frowning vaguely, "but the better
spells can be quite expensive, and since you left that wonderful job at the
"Mother".. growled Fella.
Get back to gardening, thought Fella: "All these spells...
how do I carry them all?"
"Fortunately for you, duck," Ariel looked sternly at Fella's outfit, "you don't
need any pockets: They're all in your head, see."
"So how do I choose the spell I want to use?"
"You just pick it up silly. Sparklers and Wheel spells would be best.
Starbursts are fine, but more for your macho types...
Oh, and they don't work on snails."
"-YOU DUCK, THEN USE THE LEFT AND RIGHT KEYS TO SELECT A SPELL, THEN USE THE
FIRE BUTTON TO CAST THAT SPELL- intoned the voice. IF NO SPELL IS SELECTED, YOU
WILL USE YOUR FISTS-"
"And if I've run out of that particular spell, then I just hit them?"
"-THAT'S WHAT I JUST SAID-"
"That's right duck, but if you'll take my advice" - Ariel knew full well she'd
probably be ignored, but figured what the hell - "You'll hide in the nearest
building and wait for them to go away."
"-SOME SPELLS ONLY WORK WHILST STATIONARY OR WHILST AIRBORNE: YOU WILL SKID TO
A HALT OR DUCK AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU PRESS FIRE-" commented the voice,
"Yes, right. Now how about flowers? They just need putting in vases of water
around the place, right? Like at the palace?"
"Hmmm... not quite, duck. Flowers need good soil to grow in. Nice green stuff
that you find on the ground." A bit too sarcastic perhaps, thought Ariel, but
it'd get the message across.
"-MOST PLANTS ONLY GROW IN SUN-LIT GROUND, UNSHADED BY ANY OTHER OBJECTS. ON
THE OTHER HAND, CREEPERS WILL ONLY GROW ON SOIL EMBANKMENTS" added the voice.
Ariel continued, "You should be good at making the ground healthier: just needs
a quick sprinkle of Fairy dust, and Bob's your uncle. Rain helps, too, if the
clouds are friendly."
"-SELECT THE FAIRY DUST SPELL, THEN PRESS FIRE WHILST AIRBORNE-"
"And then the flowers grow all by themselves?"
"No" - grief, how on earth has she managed to get this far in life without
knowing a thing? Whatever did they get up to in that palace all day? "You have
to plant them in the soil. Seeds, you know."
"But my hands would get all dirty!" Fella decided that the division of labour
between herself and Grell would put flower planting strictly in his hands.
"Getting dirty's the least of your worries, duck. Disenchanted creatures can be
downright nasty. Particularly the big ones. Elves can be pure evil if a bit of
bad enchantment gets into 'em."
"You mean gardening's dangerous???"
"-IF YOU BECOME UNCONSCIOUS, SOMEONE ELSE MUST ADMINISTER A BREATH OF LIFE
SPELL TO YOU QUICKLY, OR YOU WILL DIE-" proclaimed the voice, reassuringly.
"Well, there are invulnerability spells, and you should always carry a little
something to keep you going. Trouble is, it all costs money, and pebbles are
hard to come by"
"-I TAKE IT YOU KNOW THAT MAGIC MONEY IS COUNTED IN PEBBLES!-" asked the voice.
"But I've only got ten pebbles!"
"Well, you'll get paid once you've done the first garden, so long as you've
improved it a bit. And I dare say you'll be paid a bit by each creature you
save from the disenchantment, eh?"
"Grief, I'm starting to wish we'd gone for the nuclear magician post," groaned
Fella, making for the door.
"And don't forget you can't swim!" shouted Ariel after her...
O: Jump/Take off
Q,A whilst standing / flying: Move left/right
Q,A whilst ducking: Select spell.
SPACE: Fire selected spell.
In the shop:-
Q,A,O,P: Move the cursor.
SPACE: Buy/Sell highlighted spell
(Or use a joystick)
At all times:-
ENTER: Swap between characters
Hints & Tips.
* Zap creatures using spells. Fists aren't nearly as effective.
* To hit caterpillars you'll probably need to duck.
* You can't swim! Water is dangerous!
* To get lots of cash at the end of a level, you'll need to:-
(i): Improve the soil using Fairy Dust
(ii): Plant flowers and creepers on healthy soil.
(iii): Get everything done quickly!
* Grell's Starburst spell does not work on snails!
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