IFReviewed by Andrew Plotkin
on 2006-06-25 08:07
A goofy idea -- you are at the end of an adventure, and you have to work your way back to the beginning, losing all your points. ...Because you've been killing and stealing for those points, and your Ma is very disappointed in you.
A goofy idea, as I said; and like all goofy ideas, it stands or fails in the writing. This one succeeds brilliantly. Between your hillbilly mother, the dimwit Sidekick Maurice (you find him mourning his dead adventurer comrade, but he'll be happy to follow you instead), and of course Chippy the Chipmunk, the game whizzes past with a manic grin and the occasional whack on the back of your head.
I dunno if I can say anything else. There's comic style and there isn't. This is.
I didn't have much trouble playing. I missed one puzzle because I didn't know it was something I was supposed to do (getting to where I could take the scroll.) Probably this was because I never examined Benny after he retrieved his stuff. The ending was also a little confusing, but this was more because the hints were badly written than any problem in the game itself.