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Mother Loose

by Irene Callaci

Literary/Children's
1998

About the Story

It's been one of those days. It started out bad and just got worse: You're seven years old and in trouble a lot. You try to be good and to do as you ought, but nothing, it seems, goes exactly as planned. For instance, today things got quite out of hand: you poured your own milk, but it spilled on the floor; the cat wanted out just as you slammed the door; you didn't remember to turn off the faucet; your brother, poor thing, is still locked in the closet. But that wasn't all. No, indeed. Did I mention that things got much worse? They did. Pay attention: you're lost and alone and nothing's familiar. You wander around for a while until you're ready to panic. Then, out of the blue, an egg on a fence asks for help--and from you!
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Tough
Baf's Guide ID: 470
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-980928-29C5
ZCODE-2-981128-A2BB
TUID: 4wd3lyaxi4thp8qi

Off-Site Reviews

SPAG
Mother Loose is notable, in short, because it represents a rarity in current IF: a well-developed story environment, thoroughly coded with humor to boot, whose elements do not necessarily exist for the sake of puzzles.
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SynTax
There are some original puzzles in Mother Loose. I really enjoyed the puzzle of how to get the kitten out of the well. It was well thought out and logical. Another interesting puzzle was the end puzzle where you rescue Mother Loose from the bell tower. Despite the topic, Mother Loose is more difficult than some other competition games I have played [...]
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