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"Slice of life" this is not.
In the end, then, this is an exuberant, slightly old-fashioned puzzle-fest,
probably taking several hours to play without outside help. Some of those hours
will be spent retracing your steps. Players in the mood for that kind of
experience will enjoy this piece. Those looking for a strong story or a deeply
implemented setting would be best advised to look elsewhere. "There's a Snake in
the Bathtub" is not for the impatient -- though if you find yourself replaying
endlessly to make that 100-move deadline, do consider ways to make the deadline
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When it comes right down to it, "There's a Snake in the Bathtub" is probably not the sort of game that I'd really enjoy playing. So it's hard to get too upset about the lack of attention the game has gotten. I've been thinking of rewriting it in Inform 7 as a practice exercise, but when it comes right down to it, I doubt I have anything meaningful to contribute to interactive fiction as an artform.
Still, it would be nice to think that someone out there decided to try this game out on a whim, had the patience to reach the "lightbulb moment", and thought to himself, "Hey! I see what he did there! Huh, neat."
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