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Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (Amiga)

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Description

Lord Dimwit Flathead the Excessive was so much in love with himself that he ordered to erect a huge statue of himself in the Fublio Valley. This angered a local resident named Megaboz the Magnificent, who cast a curse over Dimwit and the entire Empire, and disappeared. Ninety-four years later, the curse is still in effect, and the king Wurb Flathead is looking for a brave adventurer who would find a way to remove it. This adventurer, naturally, is the game's protagonist, who possesses a piece of parchment given to him by his ancestors, which might be the key to the whole mystery...

Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz is chronologically a prequel to the first three Zork games, and is a text adventure with a graphical interface and scene-based colors and borders. Like its predecessors, the game relies on puzzle-solving, including inventory item manipulation as well as logic-based puzzles. An interactive map, in-game hint system, and the included Encyclopedia Frobozzica are there to make the player's task somewhat easier. The game also includes four graphical mini-games based on popular logic puzzles.


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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Format Oct, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Aug, 1989 92 out of 100 92
CU Amiga Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78

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Trivia

One of the more interesting in-game elements of Zork Zero is the "Encyclopedia Frobozzica" -- a thorough reference work of almost all things related to the GUE (Great Underground Empire, or the world of Zork). One could literally spend hours looking up entries -- try all the old references from the old Zorks and see what you can learn. A lot even have pictures!

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork Zero.)
Terok Nor (19015) added Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz (Amiga) on Dec 25, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10014), John Romero (1272) and Terok Nor (19015)