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The Adventures of Houdini

by Gwen Katz profile

Slice of life

(based on 4 ratings)
3 reviews

About the Story

Scurry, scurry, dig, nibble, scurry...wait, did someone leave the cage door open?

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The fourth and final version of The Adventures of Houdini is available. It's better hinted now, so if you were getting stuck before, you may want to give it another try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Frustrating but cute, February 7, 2017

Cute little hamsters but frustrating. There are parts where the description of the area doesn't give proper directions or is just vague, so it's generally best to just try them all. Sometimes "west" works but sometimes you have to say "go west". I spend most of my time fighting with the parser or just playing 'guess the word'. It was really nice to see the other hamsters running around and having their own personality (albeit a bit on the flat side... well they're hamsters so I guess I can't gripe too much). I was surprised that there wasn't more just for fun hamsterish actions/verbs.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
nice enough, May 20, 2012

You are a hamster and you do hamstery things, so it works as intended. It seemed rather unforgiving with what the parser recognized though, which made it a lot harder for me than I imagine was intended.

(Spoiler - click to show)I also thought the ending was bit ridiculous.

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
here is a problem, May 27, 2012

I saw a problem within the game.
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Cage Southeast
The litter here is mostly gone because you get in and out of the wheel so much. You can go up into the little squeezy space behind the wheel.

There's a big wheel here.

To the northwest you can see a tube.

>get on wheel
You get into the wheel.

You run on the wheel, going south. It spins happily.

>get of wheel
If that is around here anywhere, it's too far away to see.

>get off wheel
But you aren't on the wheel at the moment.

You'll have to get out of the wheel first.

>get out of the wheel
I only understood you as far as wanting to get outside.


I dunno.

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