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helpwin1.zip *
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helpgam1.zip *
Contains HELP10.GAM
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Adventures of Helpfulman

by Philip Dearmore

Superhero
1999

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.0.0
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 420
IFID: TADS2-DCDFC4A4B1EC68E69B740839B6C139FA
TUID: o2we7uevn94xps5u

Off-Site Reviews

Brass Lantern
The puzzles have their own problems. On the whole, they make sense, viewed in retrospect, and a few show a modicum of cleverness, but mostly they're (a) entirely opaque until the solution is explained in the hints, (b) major trial-and-error jamborees, or (c) dependent on astounding stupidity from various NPCs. There's a maze, but it's not a huge one, and a handy NPC will hand you a map if you ask, which leaves one wondering why the author bothered to include the damn thing. [...]

And then, at the risk of piling on, there's the stuff that makes Helpfulman even less pleasant to play than it would have been had the design, implementation, and writing been competent. There's lots of bathroom humor and other bodily function jokes, for instance, along with some gratuitous gore; this is doubtless quite the turn-on for a certain demographic, but I'm afraid that text IF is not the main stomping ground of that demographic these days.
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  v.2: 24-Feb-2013 07:57 - Edward Lacey (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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