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by Dave Lebling and Marc Blank

Episode 1 of Mini-Zork series
Cave crawl/Zorkian

About the Story

This story file is a condensed version of Zork I, Infocom's most popular title, reduced to make it viable for the cassette-based Commodore 64. The only Infocom story file ever to be intended to run from cassette rather than disk, the Mini-Zork has been compared to a Reader's Digest edition of a classic. The Mini-Zork is one of several remakings of Zork from the final years of Infocom: there were also the Solid Gold edition, the never-completed German translation and the sequels Beyond Zork and Zork Zero.

Mini-Zork I had a brief shelf-life in computer shops, in Activision packaging, but it is now best known for its magazine release. In November 1990, a year after Infocom had effectively become defunct, the Mini-Zork was given away with the British Commodore users' magazine "Zzap! 64" no. 67, which is now a collector's item.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 34
License: Freeware
Development System: ZIL
Baf's Guide ID: 141
IFID: ZCODE-34-871124
TUID: 1rea34vqnz3mtyq1

Remake of Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling

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