The Race

by Andy Why


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- Sobol (Russia), July 7, 2016

- E. W. B., March 18, 2016

- penguincascadia (Puget Sound), February 20, 2016

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Choicescript game similar to amazing race with good puzzles, February 3, 2016

This is a very good choicescript game where you start a team and then race against 8 other teams. The losing team at each stage is booted out.

I really enjoyed this game, though I only got 1 out of 15 accomplishments when I won. It really feels like a gameshow, and it's always nervewracking trying the puzzles, because you know someone's competing against you.

Puzzles include searching for clues, remembering directions, typing in answers to cryptography, etc.

There is a hidden plotline which I didn't find out enough about.

Would play again, and strongly recommend.

- Psyche, March 18, 2012

- Firelore, March 10, 2012

- Sam Kabo Ashwell (Seattle), March 9, 2012

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Impressively puzzle-rich for CYOA, March 9, 2012
by Victor Gijsbers (The Netherlands)

The Race portrays a puzzle-based race for 50 million dollars through the most scenic locations of Peru. With one friend at your sight, you must defeat eight other teams striving for the prize by interpreting clues, thinking up the fastest ways to get from A to B, and solving puzzles along the way.

In terms of writing and characterisation, The Race is not very memorable, though the Peruvian setting partly makes up for this. However, as a puzzle-rich piece of CYOA, it is fun and of considerable interest. Anyone who would like to think about how puzzle design in a multiple choice medium works, should take a look at this piece. The Race is also to recommend to all those who simply want to play such a game.

(I do think that the piece would have been improved by scenery photographs to accompany the location descriptions.)

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