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3 Stars IFReview Rating Valkenburg Castle

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-06 09:23 

Game Profile

Author
Jeff Weener

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1984

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

Extra Commands: EXCALIBUR, READ, OPEN, SMOKE

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 1 hour

Reviewer Rating: 3.0

Average Rating: 2.5/2

Description: "One day, you meet a tall man. He says that he is Lord Hobart, rightful owner of the castle Valkenburg before the evil sorceror Draxnehr conquered it. The castle holds many monsters that have occupied the castle from the start to the last years. I am too old to fight to get it back. I will pay you to defeat the evil lich that lurks in Valkenburg castle, and rid the castle of its monsters"

Comment: This Eamon has a number of problems: First, the room descriptions use very confusing wording, making it very difficult to figure out where the named exits are. All of the descriptions begin with the article "A", which spoils the narrative. There are a staggering number of spelling errors. And there are about a half-dozen death traps, though you'll probably only be killed once before you learn to recognize them. I give it a (6) for difficulty.

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

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