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by Jennifer Earl

Episode 9 of IF Arcade

(based on 3 ratings)
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Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Baf's Guide ID: 1156
IFID: ZCODE-1-001231-28C7
TUID: f9xvyj311uabnjbx

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Baf's Guide

A prose interpretation of the arcade game, with a colorful setting added. Nicely done. Although very small, it actually invites a certain amount of tactical thought.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
An amusing reworking of the classic arcade game Joust, September 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This game was part of the IF arcade pack, most of whose games were sci-fi related. Just like the way the original game was unusual for taking a fantasy-based viewpoint, this game is unusual in the IF arcade pack for the same reason.

Wizards, trolls, pterodactyls; though this game is short, the setting is fun and inventive.

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