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Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 442
-- Duncan Stevens
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Number of Reviews: 2
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This game amused me for about an hour. After that it becomes repetitive and boring. For anyone interested in learning how IF works on a conceptual level this is a pretty good way of getting started, but I wouldn't recommend this game for any more than just a small diversion for someone who wants to work out a logic puzzle.
I gave the game 3 out of 5 stars based on my enjoyment. It did make me have to think out the puzzle, which I find enjoyable, and I did enjoy hunting the Wumpus a few times after I figured everything out but replayability is low and I can't imagine playing this game over and over again.
The interface is very limited. You can only shoot an arrow into an adjacent room, or move to an adjacent room.
The prose non-existent, consisting of the coordinates of the room you occupy and whether you sense a pit or a wumpus nearby.
Beyond the lethal pits and wumpus, there is only one other obstacle, the bat. The bat takes you and deposits you in a random location (which may contain either pit or wumpus.)
There is no exploration; there is no twist of plot; there are no revelations into the human condition. It is a simple game, one in which you either kill the wumpus or die. Still, as the great-granddady of IF, it deserves special consideration. All true adventurers should relish this piece of history.
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