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by Paul Allen Panks

Part of Ninja series by Paul Allen Panks

About the Story

You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark outside, with only your senses to trust...

There is said to be a rare golden idol in the Evil One's shrine to the west. You must reach it before the rival ninjas find out!

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.32
License: Freeware
Development System: BASIC
Baf's Guide ID: 2407
IFID: Unknown
TUID: n93jonigjmva9e3g

Off-Site Reviews


You start in an ungrammatical, boring room, which includes a shrine that you cannot enter and mountains that are too far away even to be examined. Aside from various peculiarities of syntax and parsing, there is one painfully obvious puzzle to be solved.
-- Carolyn Magruder
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>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

It's just really not good at all. But there is a way to enjoy it, at least for me. See, I like to think that there exists a tiny sliver of possibility that Panks is actually just a satirist with a very, very, very dry wit. I mean, really -- if IF were a Christopher Guest movie, Panks would just have to be a character. It's almost as if he's playing a character all the time in his postings, and this game works perfectly as reductio ad absurdum interactive fiction. Look at it as a parody, as perfectly straight-faced and utterly ridiculous all at once, and it may provide a moment's entertainment. Of course, that doesn't mean you'd give it a high score in the comp or anything.
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