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Written by  :  mclazyj (28)
Written on  :  May 02, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Two words: BABEL FISH

The Good

To this day, I still cannot forget the dreaded babel fish puzzle. This puzzle taxed my brain for weeks. I ended up having to get a couple of friends to come over to brainstorm with me on how to get the babel fish in my possesion. It was things like this that make me have fond memories of this game. This was one of the first games I played on my computer when I got it in 1985. It also made me realize how games like this could make me and my buddies stay up all night trying to think up ways to solve some of these puzzles. I only wish that some of the puzzles in today's games would match up to the evils of this game.

The Bad

Not much.

The Bottom Line

The ultimate thinking game. That could be said about any Infocom game. You definitly have to think your way through all of the puzzles.