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Windows PC Edition (2020)
Windows Application (Windows XP and later) (Compressed with RAR. Unpacking tools are available for most platforms - see Wikipedia for pointers.)
Contains FRUST.GAM
Requires a TADS interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links. (Compressed with ZIP. Free Unzip tools are available for most systems at www.info-zip.org.)
Amiga Application

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by Jim MacBrayne


About the Story

Chasing after a wayward shopping list given to you by your Aunt Maud, you accidentally plummet down an open manhole. What adventures await you at the other end? [blurb from The (Other) TADS Games List version 1.2]

Originally published as a HiSoft BASIC game for Commodore Amiga in 1992.

The TADS port dates from 1995.

In 2020, the original author produced a new version for Windows PC using QBASIC64.

Game Details

Off-Site Reviews

The game is one which you will certainly not finish quickly and it will give the old grey matter a lot to puzzle over. My verdict? A really good game that you should have in your collection. Get it now!
-- Peter Clark
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Frustration is spread over a large area geographically, about 180 locations at a rough count. The total score is 350 points, which are awarded for certain rooms reached and puzzles solved, and not for finding valuables. This is decidedly *not* a treasure hunt type of game, nor is there any fighting to do; although three characters in the game have to be dealt with before they allow you to continue on your travels. But in all cases violence is not the answer, and Frustration is definitely a more cerebral type of adventure.
-- Bev Truter
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The Jim MacBrayne games
[...] the plot is all but irrelevant to these games; the objective amounts to object- collecting. (True, in Frustration, the idea is to pull together items on your shopping list--but it doesn't really change the game significantly, since you don't find the relevant items in places you're looking for them, unless you look for honey by climbing trees in deserts.)
-- Duncan Stevens
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v.10: 22-Jun-2020 16:48 - rmartins (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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  v.6: 22-Jun-2020 16:48 - Strident
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v.5: 19-May-2013 07:35 - Edward Lacey
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v.4: 20-Mar-2013 04:56 - Edward Lacey
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v.3: 18-Mar-2013 06:09 - Edward Lacey
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v.2: 07-Dec-2008 08:04 - David Welbourn
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v.1: 29-Sep-2007 20:49 - IFDB
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