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Hollywood Hijinx

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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3.8
Macintosh
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4.0
DOS
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3.6
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Description

Buddy Burbank was a B-movie actor who one day met the wealthy Hildegarde Montague and married her. His wife's money allowed him to open his own studio, where he began to produce movies such as Attack of the Killer Rutabagas and other horror titles that gained little critical acclaim but apparently sold rather well. He then died of a heart attack, and Hildegarde followed him soon. In her will, she left the Burbank estate to her favorite nephew, under one condition: he has to find ten famous props from Buddy's movies within one night.

Hollywood Hijinx is a text adventure game. The player interacts with the environment by typing combinations of verb commands and objects. The game's environment contains secret passages and mazes, which are necessary to explore in order to find the props and successfully complete the game.

Screenshots

Hollywood Hijinx Atari ST Starting location
Hollywood Hijinx Macintosh Exploring...
Hollywood Hijinx Commodore 64 Loading screen
Hollywood Hijinx Amstrad CPC Title and opening screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Hollywood Hijinx - a zany treasure hunt" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Aunt Hildegarde's Secret" -- Working title

User Reviews

My favorite of the last bunch from Infocom DOS Tony Van (2691)

The Press Says

Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Happy Computer Atari ST May, 1987 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Date - 87 for all? 3 Trypticon (6193)
Feb 27, 2014

Trivia

Box contains Magazine "Tinsel World - News from Hollywood and around the globe, Vol. 35, No. 27", a Letter from Aunt Hildegarde Montague Burbank, a Photo of Uncle Buddy Burbank with poem on the back and your very own Lucky Palm Tree Swizzle Stick.

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Contributed to by Trypticon (6193), Droog (463), Kabushi (116364), Tony Van (2691), Terok Nor (17854), Игги Друге (38168) and Belboz (6579)