Ingrid's Back!

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Ingrid is Ingrid Bottomlow, the intellectual-but-clumsy gnome we met in Gnome Ranger. Her beloved home village Little Moaning is earmarked for a yuppie-friendly transformation by Jasper Quickbuck of Ridley's Manor.

Ingrid has three cunning plans to stop him - producing a petition with everybody's signature, finding a more orthodox prevention method, and finally infiltrating Ridley's Manor itself by pretending to be a maid, and then finding proof that he's a dodgy geezer who should be locked up. These three quests can be played in any order, although they logically follow on from each other. She is accompanied by Flopsy the dog in the first 2 parts, and her cousin Daisy in the third.

Ingrid's Back! uses the same game system as the original, and other contemporary Level 9 titles such as Knight Orc . Giving instructions to other characters (including Flopsy) and jumping around the map using GO TO and FOLLOW commands. A living and breathing world of people travelling, trading and relaxing underpins it all, and plays a part in most puzzles.

The disk versions of the game contain graphics, the exception being the ports for Apple II and Atari 8-bit, which are text-only.


Ingrid's Back! Commodore 64 Bricking it
Ingrid's Back! ZX Spectrum The lighthouse
Ingrid's Back! BBC Micro What now?
Ingrid's Back! Commodore 64 Looks like my local on a Friday night

Alternate Titles

  • "Gnome Ranger II: Ingrid's Back!" -- Common Title

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Critic Reviews

Commodore User Amiga Nov, 1988 10 out of 10 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 89 out of 100 89
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1988 9 out of 12 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1988 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 56 out of 100 56


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  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Runner-up Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 8-Bit Adventure Game (reader's vote)

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