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The Nemean Lion

by Anonymous

Mythological / Joke
2009

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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
A joke, not a game, September 11, 2017
by namekuseijin (anywhere but home)
And a very good one at that. Then again, not everyone gets jokes...

BTW, the author is now listed as Anonymous. But I remember very well it was by Adam Cadre.

- Mr. Patient (Saint Paul, Minn.), August 9, 2017

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A joke game toying with IF conventions, July 18, 2016
This is a tiny game, whose tininess is enhanced by the central joke, which is a commentary of sorts on actions and 'helping' features of interactive fiction.

The setting is ancient Greek myth and Heracles' labor with obtaining the skin of the name and lion. It can be finished in two moves.

- CMG (NYC), May 11, 2016

- Simon Deimel (Germany), July 18, 2015

- Doug Orleans (Somerville, MA, USA), June 22, 2015

- Indigo9182, August 6, 2014

- Abalone , April 19, 2012

- WaterMonkey314, November 27, 2011

- katz (Altadena, California), February 2, 2011

- HumanHand, February 1, 2011

- Ben Cressey (Seattle, WA), January 26, 2011

- RichCheng (London, UK), November 16, 2010

- Naeradan, September 26, 2010

- GDL (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), March 1, 2010

- Grey (Italy), February 25, 2010

- Nusco (Bologna, Italy), December 3, 2009

- tinroof, October 12, 2009

- ReddestDream (Nowhere Land), September 3, 2009

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Clever, September 1, 2009
by Victor Gijsbers (The Netherlands)
For a game as short as this, quite clever. However, you might not understand the point of the game on your first play-through: the game's gimmick becomes clear only after certain input.

See Emily Short's and my posts for more discussion: http://playthisthing.com/nemean-lion , http://gamingphilosopher.blogspot.com/2009/09/nemean-lion.html .

- perching path (near Philadelphia, PA, US), August 31, 2009


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