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3 Stars IFReview Rating The Mattimoe Palace

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-13 08:14 

Game Profile

Author
Jeff Actor

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1987

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

Extra Commands: USE, EAT, LAMP, READ

Deleted Commands: None, no SAVE

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 30 min.

Reviewer Rating: 3.0

Description: "You are about to face your most trying task. A powerful and Irish landlady has raised the rent. Your friends are being evicted!

"You must help your friends! It is up to you. You must enter the Mattimoe Palace, defeat the landlady, and recover the rent cheques.

"However, Mrs. Mattimoe does not like just anyone to barge in on her. She has set many obstacles to overcome before you find her.

"You will undertake many tasks, but this is probably the most difficult. Good luck to you."

Comment: Most difficult, yeah, right. Sneak into a boarding house and murder the landlady, her husband, and most of the tenants because she raised the rent on your buddies. A Quest to make an Adventurer stand proud.

This is mostly straight Hack'n'Slash fare, as almost everyone you meet will want to fight. There are several mimic-type artifacts. Bring a strong weapon, as many of the bad guys are heavily armored.

The map has a couple of clever gotchas that were probably on purpose, although sloppy text handling and programming tends to give the impression that the mapping gizmos are errors. Rest assured, there is an exit to the Main Hall!

One "gotcha" death trap. Lots of combat. Difficulty of (4) with a good weapon. 

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

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