Kobyashi Naru (also referred to as Kobayashi Naru) is an icon-driven text adventure for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC Booter and ZX Spectrum. It was written by Clive Wilson and Les Hogarth and published by Mastertronic in 1987.
The Kobayashi Naru consists of a series of three quests you must complete in order to transcend the need for life itself and gain immortality. Sent to the world of Ygor by The Overlord Of All, you must complete all three quests (for Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding) or perish.
The game screen displays a graphic representation of your location along with a text description. You interact with this via a series of icons displayed around the top and sides of the screen e.g. EXAMINE, ACTIVATE, GET, DROP, USE, THROW as well as arrows representing movement.