Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the Story"Will you, the Valley King's most trusted warrior, rescue his Lady Amanda from the gruesome clutches of the evil Unnkulians? Along the way to victory (or, <shudder>, defeat!), you will:
o Find out about the ancient days of the Valley,
o Meet the King's faithful (but not so bright) Valley Patrol,
o Explore *beautiful* Lake Draounheer,
o Discover the ancient burial ground of your ancestors,
o Become frustrated with the pesky Stoll and his Stoll Bridge, and, of course,
o Meet that wondrously wacky Wowsa Willy!" (author's blurb, from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2)
-- Carl Muckenhoupt
In summary, Unnkulia Zero is even better than the other games in the series - the puzzles are excellent, the game challenging, the humour pitched just right for my taste. It's worth playing the games in the order in which they were written, to get the full effect and appreciate the nuances.
See the full review
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review
The best so far of the Unnkulia series; more mature and better-developed, February 4, 2016
The game references all previous games, with locations like Dawg Rock and Dragon's Lair for Unnkulia II and the grate, lake, and some underground areas of Unnkulia I. It also openly (by name) references Colossal Cave Adventure on several occasions, including a dwarf that throws knives at you in a cave and a toll bridge/troll bridge/stoll bridge.
This game is completely overshadowed by Curses! which came out the same year, and which had a coherent, interesting plot and incredible production values.
For fans of the Unnkulia series, this is the best so far (I haven't tried The Legend Lives! yet, which I hear is good).
If you enjoyed Unnkulia Zero: The Search for Amanda...
Related GamesPeople who like Unnkulia Zero: The Search for Amanda also gave high ratings to these games:
|Pilgrimage, by Víctor Ojuel|
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
Leave Rome in the dead of night. Pursue an hermetic quest throughout Medieval Europe. Find arcane knowledge or utter despair. Blessings of Babylon.
the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
Average member rating: (63 ratings)
It will take some time to get through one game, maybe 15 to 20 minutes your first go? It has five possible endings. The original commissioned artwork (some glimpsed in the cover art) was made by the talented Kimberly Parker...
|Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me, by Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold|
Average member rating: (31 ratings)
Dr. Taylor's looking worried. Dr. Kurner's looking exhausted. Zak is grinning with glee. Today is the big day, and you're about to try out the crowning experiment of your life, and in AtlantisLab's chequered history. It's just a shame...
Recommended ListsUnnkulia Zero: The Search for Amanda appears in the following Recommended Lists:
Zorkian fantasy games by MathBrush
My best fantasy games list is getting too long, so I decided to branch off a list of all Zorkian fantasy games. These are games that have a vague fantasy setting where anachronisms or inconsistencies are allowed, the game is goofy or...
Big, non-linear adventure games with score system by MathBrush
These are classic-style games, where you have to collect a large variety of objects while exploring a cave or building. My favorite way to play these games is to start playing without hints, mapping out the world and seeing what all I...
This is version 5 of this page, edited by Edward Lacey on 10 March 2013 at 8:34am. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item