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Chicken and Egg

by Adam Thornton profile

Satire
1998

(based on 15 ratings)
4 reviews

About the Story

"A pastiche of "Spider and Web", which see." [--blurb from The Z-Files Catalogue]


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 585
IFID: ZCODE-1-980608-311B
TUID: zsole7usixgh2uxr

Spoof of Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

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Entrant - ChickenComp

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Baf's Guide


This game is a grest send-up of Andrew Plotkin's "Spider and Web". Strapped to an interrogation chair, you have to answer questions or be put to death. Of course, if you haven't played Andrew's game, this one won't be quite as funny. In any case, you know you're in for a good time when the credits include the line "Chicken by God."

-- Mark Musante

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Entirely parody, October 21, 2007

This is a pretty entertaining send-up of the later portions of Spider and Web. It is spoilery and incomprehensible if you haven't played the original game; worth the five minutes of amusement if you have.


4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Funny, but not perfect, October 21, 2007
by Tracy Poff (Hamlin, West Virginia, United States)
Related reviews: ChickenComp

This parody of Spider and Web is amusing, if a little hit-and-miss. The best parts were the overly-serious parodies of the original dialogue of Spider and Web; the endings weren't nearly as interesting. This is no doubt partly because I really liked the dialogue from Spider and Web, and this parody recalls that to me.

However it ends, though, this game is worth playing for anyone who enjoyed Spider and Web.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A chicken-themed parody of Spider and Web, May 28, 2016

This game was entered in chicken comp, where all chickens had to cross the road.

It is just a parody of Spider and Web, with some spoilers. You have a menu of topics to say, displayed in the status line, and you pick them.

Overall, it was mildly amusing, but seemed to have been put together in a hurry.

There's not that much more to say about the game.


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