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Contains slapthatfish.gam
Post-Competition Release 1.​1
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Competition Version, Release 1.​0
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.

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Slap That Fish

by Peter Nepstad profile


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About the Story

This time, those fishy bastards are finally going to get what's coming to them.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Current Version: 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 3059
IFID: 414C6579-B5B9-3667-3749-EC71A0064C02
TUID: pthqyajy75yym4yi

Off-Site Reviews


Slap That Fish is a puzzle RPG. It can be played the brute-force way (and most players are likely to do this -- I know I did), but there is a challenge in defeating each fish quickly and with a minimum of combat. It requires figuring out a certain attack combo (necessary in several of the fights), optimizing your moves, using “extra” turns (some fish can still give a full 20 points even if you “waste” a couple of turns) to preemptively rest for the next battle, and more. What seemed haphazard and poorly conceived on the first play-through seems incredibly clever on a second.
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The Stack

The gameplay is actually deeper than it seems at first glance. You don’t just type “attack fish” over and over again. There are multiple attacks: punch, kick, slap, and backhand, all usually but not always equivalent. And the fish are more like videogame boss monsters than generic RPG mobs: with the exception of the first one, they all have gimmicks. Some of the fish require puzzle-solving. Even when puzzle-solving isn’t required, it’s often the key to trouncing the fish quickly.
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Jörgs Wort[be]reich
Rezension zum IF-Comp 2007 (German)
Du verprügelst Fische.

Zugegeben, ich habe es nicht durchgespielt, daher kann ich nicht mit Sicherheit sagen, ob das Spiel nicht genial und tiefgründig endet. Aber das, was sich während des fünfzehnminütigen Spielens darbot, hat mich nicht motiviert, mehr herauszufinden. ...
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Page Update History

  v.13: 02-Jun-2009 21:52 - Dave Chapeskie (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.12: 22-Feb-2009 16:24 - Gantenkiel
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v.11: 27-Mar-2008 15:41 - Peter Nepstad
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v.10: 25-Jan-2008 14:55 - onyx
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v.9: 30-Nov-2007 19:23 - Tracy Poff
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v.8: 30-Nov-2007 19:22 - Tracy Poff
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v.7: 20-Nov-2007 00:09 - Peter Nepstad
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v.6: 20-Nov-2007 00:06 - Peter Nepstad
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v.5: 17-Nov-2007 12:25 - Peter Nepstad
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v.4: 17-Nov-2007 12:18 - Peter Nepstad
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v.3: 11-Nov-2007 21:01 - Peter Nepstad
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v.2: 21-Oct-2007 14:33 - Tracy Poff
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v.1: 20-Oct-2007 18:08 - Eriorg
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