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Gerbil Riot of '67

by Simon Avery


(based on 4 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

"Arguably the daftest, most stupidly silly text adventure ever. Converted with tender loving care from the 8-bit original."
[author's blurb, from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2]

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: release 2
License: Freeware (former commercial)
Development System: The Quill, Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
Baf's Guide ID: 405
IFID: ZCODE-2-000513-24A5
TUID: 13yihrzjzw1j86uz

Editorial Reviews

It is a standard adventure game with a wacky idea (as it is with most of Simon's games), strange plot and a great sense of playability.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Slightly Unhinged Fun, April 15, 2008
by somegirl (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Related reviews: hints

I had fun with this one. The puzzles/places/NPCs were my favorite kind of bizarre. I would have liked more objects to be implemented, at least to the point of having descriptions. I guess it keeps you focused on what you actually need to interact with, but it's frustrating to read in a room description that there are interesting pictures on the wall and then that you can't see any pictures/see nothing interesting about the wall. Still, good game, I enjoyed it.

There were a couple places I got stuck, and would have liked hints rather than having to look at the solution - so here are some of the hints I could have used. They are somewhat spoilerful, so don't read unless you actually need to!

Hint 1:
(Spoiler - click to show)The film playing in the cinema is a clue. Don't immediately forget what was happening in it like I did.

Hint 2:
(Spoiler - click to show)One puzzle involves putting several objects together to make a composite object. Trying to put the pieces together yourself doesn't work, just say "make object".

Hint 3:
(Spoiler - click to show)You have to deal with the Psychiatrist before you can do anything with Harry Houdini or Arnold the Annoying. Make something old-school psychiatrists would be interested in, and then give it to him (i.e. you can't just show it to him).

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