Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tony Van (2681)
Written on  :  Nov 27, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
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Mega fun wordplay

The Good

Again, another text game that cannot be done as a graphic adventure. This one relied on text input about some kind of wordplay based on the scene (i.e. in the spoonerisms game area, take a shower is listed in the description, so you have to type "shake a tower" to progress.) This became quickly more difficult then I expected, but that "ah-ha!" feeling was never too far away.

The Bad

I'm not sure the game could be completed. I became stuck in the Cliches area and could never progress, even when I read the Invisiclues. Perhaps I will revisit the game again to see if I am mistaken. Either way, that specific part of the game was quite frustrating, as it assumed you knew "classic" cliches (2 of them I had never heard, however, thus stumping me).

The Bottom Line

An oddity, but a classic. Highly recommended for anyone who loves wordplay.