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Rox

by L. Ross Raszewski

Episode 1 of IF Arcade
Game/Space Exploration
2001

(based on 4 ratings)
2 reviews

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1115
IFIDs:  ZCODE-1-001231-95E9
ZCODE-2-010105-7794
TUID: mhs27ei693lx31rq

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Baf's Guide


An impressively elaborate adaptation of the classic videogame Asteroids to text-adventure form. In fact, too elaborate to be played easily, even apart from the transformation of immediately-apprehensible visual cues cartesian coordinates.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A turn-based version of the arcade game Asteroids, September 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game is a variant of the arcade game Asteroids. It has a backstory, and then has you flying through a two-dimensional grid, letting you change your direction and fire at will.

I liked it, but it was too fussy. I think I encountered a bug, too; going off the edge of the grid said I was getting sent back, but the truth was that it didn't send me back.

An entertaining concept.


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