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Windows Application (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
Mac OS Application (Compressed with StuffIt, encoded in BinHex format. Free StuffIt Expanders are available for most systems at www.stuffit.com.)
original competition entry
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
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by David Welbourn

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The Frenetic Five vs. Sturm und Drang

by Neil deMause

Episode 1 of Frenetic Five

About the Story

In this game about under-powered superheroes, you play as Improv, leader of the Frenetic Five. You use common objects in surprisingly useful ways. Bob, your contact at Supertemps, hires your team for a new job: defeat the melodramatic supervillains Sturm und Drang who have holed up in the abandoned flange mill at the waterfront.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1.1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
Baf's Guide ID: 95
IFIDs:  TADS2-856063F9C4235FE9221EAC710273E8DE
TUID: 4lyivfptn0eed4a1

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

The Frenetic Five has an excellent premise and, on the level of prose, an excellent execution. However, interface design and implementation are too important to be treated the way this game treats them, and it suffers for it. I'm still waiting for the game that does superheroes just right.
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The non-event locations made for a gappy plot structure with sporadic bursts of activity. I don't know if these were designed as red herrings, padding or just vehicles for a gag, but they certainly succeeded in slowing me down as I was convinced I was missing something.
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Page Update History

  v.5: 26-Jun-2020 14:57 - David Welbourn (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
Changed description, download links
v.4: 26-Jul-2015 07:33 - Khalisar
Changed episode number, forgiveness
v.3: 20-Mar-2013 12:48 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 13-May-2008 15:58 - Paul O'Brian
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v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:47 - IFDB
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