GO NORTH you tell your robot computer. TAKE INVENTORY, OPEN DOOR. Make your way through an old mansion finding the clues as you go. The solution is days away...
Playing adventures is simple - it's solving them that's difficult. When you start the adventure the computer will tell you where you are and where you can go. Now you must enter two words, the first of which must be a verb. Something like:
GO, WALK, EXAMINE, TAKE.
The second word is generally a noun or a direction. Words like:
DOOR, STATUE, DESK, SAFE, PAPER, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST
So you can end up with phrases like:
GO NORTH, OPEN DOOR, GO SOUTH, EXAMINE BAR, UNLOCK DOOR
One other point is that there are a group of single words you can enter. These are:
HELP, INVENTORY, SCORE and, most important of all, LOOK
LOOK tells you where you are when you forget, and also what you can see. I haven't given you all the words you can use, that would be too easy. Much of the fun is in finding out which words to use.
Always make a map. When you're really stuck, type help. Taking inventory at the start of an adventure is always a good idea. Inventory tells you what you're carrying. Good luck!