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Robots - Another abuse of the Z-machine

by Torbjörn Andersson


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A Z-machine version of the old "Daleks" game (also known as "Zombies"). Lack of hints make this game a very hard one to play.
[--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]

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Inspired by Freefall, this is an Inform port of the classic Unix game Robots (aka Zombies or Daleks). Not an adventure game. I suppose it's only a matter of time until someone does Worm.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Unique and fun among the other "abuse" IF games, September 18, 2015
by mjhayes (Somewhere east of Garinham)

It won't take you long to figure out how to play this game. The plus side is that it's fun. On the other hand, the control scheme I find to be a bit unintuitive. The key bindings for diagonal movement are in a different place than the key bindings for orthogonal movement. Still, you'll probably find yourself coming back to this game more than once.

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