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3 Stars IFReview Rating Anatomy of the Body

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-13 10:12 

Game Profile

Author
Robert Parker

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1989

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

Extra Commands: None, has SAVE

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 30 min.

Reviewer Rating: 3.0

Description: You have volunteered to be shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a human body on a mission to destroy cancerous growths, tumors, and bacteria. White blood cells will aid you in battle. You are given a special 'zap gun' to use in killing the diseases. For your trouble, you will be paid 1000 gold pieces. Also, you get to keep the zap gun.

Comment: This adventure was Rob's first attempt at a "Fantastic Voyage"-type adventure. His main purpose was to write an Eamon adventure that would also help educate the player about human anatomy. Unfortunately actual anatomy is almost non-existent, as most of the 'rooms' of the map use terms like "lower-head", "mid-arm", and so on. The monster-like attitudes of the bad guys was rather unrealistic, also.

If you want to use Eamon as an anatomy teaching aid, take a close look at #185 "The Body Revisited". It has a MUCH better and more detailed anatomical map. I give this adventure a (2) for difficulty.

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

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