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yagwad.z5
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Yes, Another Game with a Dragon!

by John Kean

Cave crawl/Satire
2000

(based on 21 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
Baf's Guide ID: 917
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-001001-A6C3
ZCODE-2-001121-E772
TUID: ljqfvoa6dshtk8xa

Awards

9th Place - 6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2000)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


An entertaining little romp that's sometimes straight fantasy and sometimes more akin to parody of fantasy, as indicated by the name (which adverts to the r*if community's well-aired dislike for games involving dragons). A few of the puzzles are a bit obscure, but most are both challenging and reasonable, and there's substantially more plot than the typical canonical fantasy game offers. Funny and well-written.

-- Duncan Stevens

SPAG

[...] YAGWAD is the funniest game I've played this year. From the rousing prologue (and responses to "score" and "fullscore" therein), to the delightful ascii art animation in the title, to the encyclopedia salesman (insert Monty Python clip), to the friendly teeth, the troll, the answering machine, the monks....well, I could go on all day. Suffice to say, YAGWAD kept me grinning ear to ear from beginning to end. The humor is dead on, comparable to Steve Meretzky's and often better.

-- Suzanne Britton
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SynTax
Puzzles are not too hard and fun to solve. Recommended!

-- Dorothy Millard
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

The writing in YAGWAD is technically excellent, and I didn't find a single bug in the code, either. Like I said, if Infocom was a British company, they might easily have produced this game. I mean that compliment as strongly as it sounds. Anybody who likes Infocom-style IF ought to give this game a try. Even those of you who shudder at the thought of Yet Another Game With A Dragon. (And you know who you are.)
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A campy fantasy game with a colored magic system and a dragon, February 3, 2016
This game has a mid-sized map and a good number of items and characters. It is not too hard, but it takes quite a bit of time compared to most IFComp games. You are trying to rescue a princess from a dragon, and you have to explore a forest.

You compete with other adventurers, and you have to use magic embodied by water-balloon like spheres that you toss at things. There are several items that you use over and over again.

The game has some sexual innuendos in it that creep up fairly often at the beginning and at the end.

Overall, a game for fans of Zork-style humor.

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