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7 Stars IFReview Rating Flying Circus

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-06 01:29 

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Author
Rick Krebs

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1985

IFR Overall Rating
7 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 5

Extra Commands: READ, OPEN, UNLOCK, USE, EAT, PUSH

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: Can heal companions

Playing Time: 1 hour

Reviewer Rating: 7.0

Description: 'Good day! We apologize most sincerely to those of you who have bought this program, under the impression it was connected in any way with the humorous television series, 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'. It is really an adventure based on World War I air heroes as compiled by Oscar Tritt.

'Good day! We apologize for the previous apology. That apology was unnecessary and appeared on this disk owing to an administrative error. This program is not as stated in the previous apology, but does contain material from the humorous television series, 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.'

Comment: And so it goes. This adventure is largely a collection of bits and pieces from 'Monty Python' skits. If you are a fan of the show and can put the proper voices and emphases to the bits, you will likely enjoy it quite a lot. If you don't know 'Monty Python', it won't be nearly as good. Much of the adventure doesn't even try to be overtly funny, but makes references that Python fans will enjoy spotting.

Bring some big guns; the bad guys are fairly tough. On the other hand, you will pick up quite a few companions in your wanderings. I never once had to use the heal spell on myself, but some enemies took quite a lot of beating with my best sword before they fell.

There is some puzzling in the form of imaginatively-hidden keys and magic doorways that require the answer to a riddle before you can pass. Be sure to read descriptions closely and to examine likely-looking stuff mentioned in those descriptions; that's where the answers to the riddles will be found. Here's a puzzle hint for you: what word rhymes with 'ding' and 'dong'? Don't worry if this makes no sense now; it will be meaningful when the time comes.

I give this a (7) for difficulty, because you have to be on your toes to catch all of the puzzle clues. Apart from that, it's a pretty easy play.

Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.

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