Games With Unfair Beginnings - an IFDB Poll

by Canalboy
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By this I mean games that can be made unwinnable near the start or have hellish opening puzzles.

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Christminster, by Gareth Rees
3 votes
"I gave up twice on this game because of its opening puzzle. " [+]... "One of the first..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Savage Island, Part II, by Scott Adams and Russ Wetmore
2 votes
"Toughest Of The Old Scott Adams Adventures" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Not Just an Ordinary Ballerina, by Jim Aikin
2 votes
"Massive Toy Hunt With A Yuletide Theme" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Dunnet, by Ron Schnell
1 vote
"Not the toughest text adventure, but one you'll have to restart many times" [+]...

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Corruption, by Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
1 vote
"All games by..." [+]...

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The Ferryman Awaits, by John Nevins
1 vote
"BBC Micro game by Kansas City Systems" [+]...

Canalboy says: I must try that. A good poll would be "games where you have to die at least once to finish." I can think of one other off the top of my head; Acheton.

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Monsters of Murdac, by Jonathan Partington
1 vote
"A Fiendish Game From The Phoenix Stable" [+]...

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Philosopher's Quest, by Peter D. Killworth and Jonathan Mestel
1 vote
"Diamond Hard Former Mainframe And Acornsoft Game" [+]...

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Warp, by Rob Lucke and Bill Frolik
1 vote
"Large And Tough Mainframe Game" [+]...

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