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odieus.zip *
Contains QUEST.D$$
Requires an AGT interpreter - see Brass Lantern for download links.
flingsho.sol
solution
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Odieus's Quest for the Magic Flingshot

by Anonymous

Fantasy
1990

(based on 2 ratings)
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About the Story

Help Odieus in his search for the magic flingshot to get rid of his arch-enemy Blackwing, son of Blackfeather. This game was ported from AGT and is still a beta test copy.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: AGT
Baf's Guide ID: 157
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-941021-3F6D
AGT-03500-0000D07A
TUID: mtglkpecro1rq2mp

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


Your career as an accomplished Spell Flinger is threatened when your arch-enemy Blackwing steals your Flingshot, so you have to retrieve it from the depths of the Pit he calls home. One of those games where every object has exactly one use. Some bugs, but none that obstruct victory. Somewhat linear, and easy except for a few nonsense puzzles, which can be solved by trial-and-error. Can be won in one sitting. Presumed humorous.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

Xyzzy News
It's easy to see why "Odieus" is a good choice for experiments in programming. [...] For avid players looking for a new challenge, though, there's little about "Odieus" that's attention-getting. The story is thin, character development is nil, and the puzzles aren't terribly intriguing. In general, magic and sorcery themes leave me cold. But even if you are an fan of "Enchanter"-type games, be forewarned that the sorcery is just for atmosphere and there aren't any scrolls to learn or spells to cast.
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SPAG
Surprisingly, the older AGT version plays better than the newer Inform one, as the Inform version is a bit buggy. I saw a review of Odieus in another magazine which stated that the author couldn't even finish the Inform version due to a difficulty in cooling down the hot springs, which was accomplished easily in the AGT version. [...] In any case, the game is not bad, and makes a nice little diversion. It shouldn't take more than a half hour to solve it.
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