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Cut the Red Wire! No, the Blue Wire!

by David Whyld profile

Humor
2012

(based on 8 ratings)
3 reviews

About the Story

You are a bomb disposal expert at the old warehouse on Throggmorton Row facing a big, nasty bomb. A red wire and a blue wire dangle from the side of the bomb.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: February 2, 2012
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: ADRIFT
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: ADRIFT-400-89B1EBDF3E9BD64FD6DE84F8EBCF6700
TUID: jwirkbm7rdqt1cfl

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Frustrating... Until You Win, March 4, 2013

Cut the Red Wire! No, the Blue Wire! is of the one turn game genre. It's short, and could have used with a bit more deviation in responses, but in truth had it been randomized too much the player might spin their wheels even more than they already do. Basically, I thought this was frustrating and unsolvable and was cursing David for writing a game with a show-stopping bug... until I realized that it was written just as he'd intended it. When you *do* win, especially after the frustration, it's quite satisfying. Clever (if quick) work, Mr. Whyld.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A fun little game, December 1, 2013
by streever (America)

This game doesn't offer much in encouragement, creating a lot of frustration, but it is fun and well-written, and the (singular) puzzle is solvable.

Try anything you can think of for a potentially funny response, but expect a tough time actually solving this one; you'll have to think outside the box.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Amusing but frustrating!, December 1, 2013
by Lazzah (London, UK)

This is a very short game with some quite amusing responses in David's usual witty style. I played it for a bit, got blown up numerous times, gave up as you only have one move to input the correct command and I could not work out what it was.

I have to say that, knowing David's preference for ADRIFT 4, I assumed that he had written using that and so I ran the game using the ADRIFT 4 Runner.

I then ran the game using the ADRIFT 5 runner and to my great surprise a character called Stacy was listed after the location text. As this character was not there when I ran the game in the ADRIFT 4 runner, I must therefore assume that David used ADRIFT 5 to write this little ditty.

The line breaks are in need of attention but that's just me being picky. All in all an amusing but frustrating five minutes worth.


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