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7 Stars IFReview Rating Death Trap

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-04-29 01:50 

Game Profile

Author
John Nelson

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1993

IFR Overall Rating
7 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 4

Extra Commands: THROW, READ, OPEN, DIG, (WEAR), (REMOVE)

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: 10-direction map

Playing Time: 1-3 hours

Reviewer Rating: 7.0

Average Rating: 7.5/4

Description: "You have chosen to take up a bet proposed by one of your enemies. He bet you 20,000 gold pieces that you would not be able to survive a cave known to the mountain people as 'Death Trap'.

"Your bravery exceeds your wisdom. Death Trap is the deadliest cave ever found. There are dragons, giants, wizards and demons in the cave. You have no chance of beating them by brute force. You must use your wits if you are to survive. Of course, you must also be a supreme warrior."

Comment: This is one of the hardest Eamons in the list. It is also very well done. There are quite a few items that you must master that are not at all well documented in the play. Not least among these is a couple of commands not listed in the "Huh?" command list. There are bad guys that can only be killed by specific weapons. I never did figure out a way to defeat Baalzebul, the worst foe of the lot, but had to resort to fleeing from him repeatedly until I got past him.

This is a straight "Kill&Loot" scenario, and the only Quest is to escape alive from the sealed cave. The difficulty is a well-deserved (9). There are three different ways to escape that vary from quite easy (say POWER) to quite difficult (find the right spot and DIG your way out.)

This is definitely a superior Eamon and well worth a play. But unless you enjoy cracking the really hard ones on your own, I recommend that you tackle this one while using the Walk-Through printed in the March '98 EAG.

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

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