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A Day In The Life Of A Superhero

by David Whyld profile

Humor, Superhero

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(based on 6 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

The fiendish Tax Collector and his gang of cronies are threatening the city and only YOU - the fabled Masked Defender - can stop him!

Game Details


23rd Place - 10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)

Editorial Reviews

>INVENTORY - Paul O'Brian writes about interactive fiction

At bottom, Super Hero is entertaining writing trapped in excruciating code. I fervently hope that other talented IF writers can avoid this dastardly predicament.
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Delron Review Compilation
Roughly written, but consistant
A little roughly written, but fairly consistent tonewise. Superheroics and particularly comic superheroics have been done before, and done better. The fact that the protagonist is a slob is hammered home a bit too heavily. There are a couple weird parser bugs, which I chalk up to ADRIFT, not this particular game, but which nonetheless marred my play-session. There are a couple of bugs, or things which appear to be bugs, and I don't think "manic" means what you think it means.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A large Adrift game where you stop various supervillains, August 1, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

This game has the same sort of superhero tone as the Frenetic Five games. You are a superhero that isn't really that super.

The game had a fun tone, with some fairly silly humor. It's long though, and somewhat buggy. David Whyld's games tend to be fairly similar, so if you like one, you'll like them all-and vice versa.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Unremarkable, October 31, 2007
by Nusco (Bologna, Italy)
Related reviews: IF Competition 2004

Superhero parody involving a talking parrot and lots of comedic characters. Let down by quirky parsing, overly sparse implementation and verbose prose. The humor didn't quite work for me.

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