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Save Princeton

by Jacob Weinstein and Karine Schaefer

Collegiate
1991

(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

"Have you ever wanted to kill somebody by feeding them school food? To hobnob with F. Scott Fitzgerald? To be single-handedly responsible for the salvation or destruction of one of the oldest universities in the United States? Save Princeton offers you the chance to do all this and more. In the role of a visitor to the campus, you must save Princeton from a mysterious invasionary force. Saving Princeton doesn't require any familiarity with the place. In fact, all it requires is an off-beat sense of humor and a little bit of brains." (author's blurb, from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2)

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 21
License: Shareware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 186
IFID: TADS2-4E3F53AEED556D486B1B8F93DC10A7BF
TUID: x8ai96w31jkizy4n

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Baf's Guide


Princeton University has been suddenly and inexplicably taken over by an invading army, and you're the only one who will bother to save the day. One of the better collegiate games - the puzzles are solid and the inevitable in-jokes are relatively unobtrusive. Lots of self-reference, some red herrings, and a sort of anti-maze. The TADS module contains a few Macintosh-specific characters that won't print correctly on other systems.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

SPAG
The puzzles in this game are done fairly well, but some tend to be rather illogical or bizarre. The game is full of a good amount of humor, although a lot of it is dependent on Princeton history or a familiarity with the campus. The characters add to the humor of the game, although many of the characters could have been more developed.
-- Brian Reilly
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A large, very early TADS game with in-jokes set in Princeton, February 14, 2016
I mainly played this game for historical interest, so I just played it straight through with the walkthrough.

It is a classic 'my crappy university' game, which probably started with The Lurking Horror and has been perpetuated over the years (Christminster was probably the most successful university game, along with Return to Ditch Day). This game resembles the original Ditch Day Drifter, but larger, and with a large number of insufferable in jokes (the game is full of the authors' friends, and talks about how they feel about appearing in the game). Everything is based off of real Princeton locations, and follows the real map fairly accurately.

This game made a relatively large splash in the community at the time (thought not as big as the Unnkulia games), as there were not that many games at all, and this one was large and polished.

And it is polished. I used the walkthrough, but the game seems fair. I can only recommend it to fans of big old school games without much plot.

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