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Infidel

by Michael Berlyn

Adventure
1983

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- Vigorish (Bradenton, Florida ), November 15, 2018

- nosferatu, July 28, 2017

- Spike, February 26, 2017

- Christopher Hall (London, Great Britain), October 27, 2016

Wonderful Infocom puzzlefest in a pyramid with coded language, February 3, 2016

I loved Infidel. You play a jerk adventurer who has alienated everyone he knows as he searches for a hidden pyramid. The game has a long intro sequence in your camp before reaching the actual pyramid.

The game is very Indiana-Jonesish, although there are no NPC's. Every few rooms, there is a death trap waiting to destroy you. Hieroglyphics on the wall tell you how to avoid some traps, but they sometimes describe things far away, and you have to puzzle out the meaning of the hieroglyphics yourself.

This game is advanced, but I got much further between hints than I usually do in an Infocom game (although Emily Short mentioned two guess-the-verb problems in her review that I found helpful before I even played the game).

This game has a great flavor and style, similar to Ballyhoo's dark circus theme. I strongly recommend this game.

- Thrax, March 11, 2015

- JAlbertzzz, August 16, 2014

- shornet (Bucharest), March 23, 2014

- Snave, March 21, 2014

- KidRisky (Connecticut, USA), December 19, 2013

- Magic Knight, June 15, 2013

- DJ (Olalla, Washington), May 9, 2013

- Marshal Tenner Winter (Truth or Consequences, NM), November 18, 2012

- Puddin Tame (Queens, NY), October 27, 2012

- kala (Finland), May 27, 2012

- stadtgorilla (Munich, Germany), April 17, 2012

- Jonathan Blask (Milwaukee, WI, USA), April 1, 2012

- Nav (Bristol, UK), November 25, 2011

- André St-Aubin (Laval, Québec), May 31, 2011

- Rotonoto (Albuquerque, New Mexico), May 16, 2011

- Walter Sandsquish, February 2, 2011

- artao (SW Wisconsin), February 2, 2011

- NoiselessPenguin (London, UK), January 27, 2011

- Narcisse, November 26, 2010

- Alder (San Francisco), August 15, 2010


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