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A Night at Milliways

by Graeme Pletscher


(based on 5 ratings)
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In this interactive tribute to Douglas Adams, you play as someone at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. You need to meet an acquaintance of yours at one of the first-class tables.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
I wanted to eat at the Restaurant as a kid, too, September 1, 2023
by Andrew Schultz (Chicago)
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ANaM is one of the text-adventure tributes to Douglas Adams collected on the wake of his death in 2001, and while I haven't reviewed them all, that's more because some are very short indeed and I can't write a full review of them. It's more just, yeah, I remember that, too. It and Into That Good Night and How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down? are the three most evocative entries. This one features popular NPCs and well-known items that even casual H2G2 fans will know what to do with. (Spoiler - click to show)It's a lot easier to get a Babel Fish in this game than H2G2! It's not surprising someone went the "story of the end of the universe in one of the author's books" route for a tribute.

There are really only two puzzles, and neither is particularly difficult. You must get into the restaurant, only to find you have a third-class seat, which doesn't give you a very good view. So you need to find a way to finagle ID that will get you to the first-class lounge.

This final puzzle isn't very tricky, and anyone who has read the books will figure what to do, but it is something poor confused Arthur Dent never quite managed to do. (I won't spoil it!) Reaching the first-class lounge gives a gratifying ending as well. I don't know how much the author wondered their work would last, but it's still moving to me, all these years later.

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
A brief and moving tribute to a great author, September 12, 2010
by Bernie (Fredericksburg, VA)

The game is brief and the puzzles are easy. But for fans of the Hitchhiker's Series, it's worth playing this brief (10 minute) tribute to Douglas Adams, who died in May 2001, around the time this game was released. The game does a terrific job of preserving the personalities from the book, and the ending will stir anyone who was a fan of Adams.

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