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Fifteen

by Ricardo Dague

1998

About the Story

You stand in the kitchen. Sigh! Yet another darn treasure hunt game!
Modeled after Scott Adams's "Adventureland." Dedicated to Sam Loyd (1841-1911), inventor of the 15-puzzle.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 251
IFID: ZCODE-1-980926-50B7
TUID: 32nzgcw9qoi4k1i4

Off-Site Reviews

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

Fifteen is clearly quite well-done, for what it is. I found no bugs in the code, and what little prose there is is error-free. The puzzles, as I said, are implemented well, and the author's ability to make me feel like I'm playing a Scott Adams game is nothing short of remarkable. But Fifteen is still not that all-puzzle game that I'm looking for -- it's too spare and empty, and because of this it fails to create the interest needed to sustain its intense puzzle-orientation.
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SPAG
The game is short on narrative, with a lot of short room descriptions, which could be fleshed out a bit. Clearly this game was never going to have a good showing due to its simplicity, but it was enjoyable none the less.
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SynTax
Fifteen is a comparatively simple game with the most difficult puzzle being how to have the remote working when you arrive at the security boxes containing the diamond (green) and ruby (red). [...] There are only four treasures to collect so it isn't a long game. Quite enjoyable but nothing special.
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  v.5: 26-May-2018 02:33 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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