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The Best Man

by Rob Menke


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Release 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 6
Forgiveness Rating: Cruel
Baf's Guide ID: 1008
IFID: ZCODE-1-000930-0CF2
TUID: f5mkursovywoc4h1

Off-Site Reviews

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

One of the most successful attempts to bring to IF the edge-of-seat thrills packed into films like Die Hard and Speed, The Best Man puts the PC on a train that has recently become a very dangerous place. Through cleverness, skill, and courage, he must find a way to neutralize the danger, rescue the passengers, and stop the train without disaster. The train itself is implemented wonderfully, with details that reveal themselves only upon close inspection, but are perfectly logical once they are clear. In fact, inspection of those details is crucial to winning the game, so be sure to look at things quite closely. Most of the time, the game will reward you, if not with a discovery then at least with one of its many concise, well-written descriptions.
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The atmosphere is good and this game is worth persevering with, although the timer can be a nuisance and some of the situations were of the "guess-the-verb" variety.
-- Dorothy Millard
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Page Update History

v.6: 17-Apr-2021 05:22 - Paul O'Brian (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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  v.5: 17-Apr-2021 05:22 - Zape
Changed download links
v.4: 23-Mar-2013 09:09 - Edward Lacey
Changed external review links
v.3: 11-Sep-2011 09:07 - Mr. Patient
Changed forgiveness
v.2: 28-Apr-2008 13:05 - Paul O'Brian
Changed external review links
v.1: 16-Oct-2007 01:48 - IFDB
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