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The Star Portal

by Michael Detlefsen

Space Exploration
1988

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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.03
License: Freeware
Development System: AGT
Baf's Guide ID: 174
IFID: AGT-03500-000099B7
TUID: ggtuiuhb4ccinr69

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


The portal in the name is a booth capable of teleporting you at random to various other booths like it throughout the galaxy. Thus, an exploration of various planets (eight in all). Atmospheric in some places, funny in others. It is possible to win without visiting a planet twice, but only if you know what you're doing. The author shows some disdain for mazes, but still includes outdoor mazelike areas. Suffers badly from early AGT parsing - many objects can only be referred to with the right verb, and some verbs are unintuitive (for example, the only way to use a swiss army knife is to "open" the appropriate tool.) A few time limits, a smattering of death, two GAGS monsters, and one riddle. One of the few games with convincing cave scenes.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

SynTax
Once you've managed to figure out the order in which you should visit the different planets the puzzles are not too difficult. The objects you require to help in solving them are well spread throughout the adventure but, fortunately, your inventory is not limited so you can carry everything you can get your hands on. With over 170 locations to visit it will take you quite a time to work your way through to the end where another portal will take you to... Well that would be telling, wouldn't it?
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