Ingrid's Back!

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 1.7
Amstrad CPC 1 3.0
Amstrad PCW Awaiting 1 votes...
Apple II Awaiting 1 votes...
Atari 8-bit 2 3.4
Atari ST Awaiting 1 votes...
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Commodore 64 1 3.0
DOS 2 3.5
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ZX Spectrum 1 3.0
Combined User Score 9 2.9

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AmigaCommodore User
The latter parts get harder and offer a greater challenge to the more experienced adventurer. But whatever progress, or lack of it, the player is making, he will be regarded throughout the game with short commentaries on the reactions of the characters in his presence – often inconsequential, but nearly always amusing. In fact, I found Ingrid to be the most genuinely funny of Level 9’s adventures to date.
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
There's no doubt that the Pilg is just a teensy-wheensy bit browned off with gnomes, orcs, and the like. That said, this game succeeds better than most in putting them in a contemporary and engaging scenario. I can't wait to get my hands on Lancelot...
Commodore 64Zzap!
It's the most creative and compelling of the recent crop of Level 9 adventures yet. The interactive element is really starting to come together, the game design is excellent and there's enough humour (anti-troll excepted) to keep the most sour-faced slime-bag party pooper guffawing for... er... well... for a bit (and I mean a big bit). If you've got a disk drive, the brilliant graphics come as an extra bonus - if you haven't, the gameplay is worth it anyway. Level 9 have such a good reputation that any new release, hot or not, is bound to do pretty well. This one actually deserves to.
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Without a doubt, this is the most enjoyable Level 9 adventure I have played to date. Go out and buy a copy!
Atari STAtari ST User
Once again Ingrid had me tied into gnots with her exploits. This is everything you would expect from Level 9, plus a bit more besides. The humour floods through every location and action. Ingrid's Back! has been added to my adventure shelf forthwith and will be played again and again.
I found this a lot more fun to play than Gnome Ranger. There isn't so much redundant landscape, the puzzles seem to have more structure, and there's always something going on. Little Moaning is full of gnomes leading ordinary lives: fishing, shopping, surveying, playing darts, buying concrete humans for their gardens – you name it, they do it! You can really enjoy wandering around the landscape instead of just wishing that the next puzzle would turn up. The hand-drawn, hi-res graphics aren't quite as impressive as you might expect, but they are colourful, atmospheric and very quick to redraw. There certainly isn't as much disk-accessing as you'd get with Magnetic Scrolls...
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
All in all, I've had more fun with Ingrid's Back! than with any adventure for ages, and it even pips the excellent Lancelot as being in my opinion... wait for it... the best Level 9 release ever. That'll set the gnome among the pigeons, but there can't be any denying the quality of this game. An ideal gnome exhibition if ever there was one.
Atari STGénération 4
La différence essentielle réside dans les écrans graphiques, non plus digitalisés comme à l'accoutumée mais dessinés. C'est aussi beau et cela donne une ambiance moins austère. Il faut aussi parler du scénario, un peu moins difficile que d'habitude, mais encore plus désopilant.
AmigaGénération 4
La différence essentielle réside dans les écrans graphiques, non plus digitalisés comme à l'accoutumée mais dessinés. C'est aussi beau et cela donne une ambiance moins austère. Il faut aussi parler du scénario, un peu moins difficile que d'habitude, mais encore plus désopilant.
ZX SpectrumCrash!
Just as in Gnome Ranger, every situation in the sequel is laced with a characteristic type of humour which, depending on taste, will either have you splitting your sides or scratching your head in bewilderment. To he honest I didn’t much like the continual use of ‘gn’ instead of ‘n’, particularly as you have to spell inputs that way as well. It’s not too much to put up with though, and there are some brilliantly-funny scenes, such as where a travelling salesgnome is making a feeble attempt at playing darts. Some of the solutions also require lateral, whimsical thinking, so the humour isn’t wholly superficial.
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Das Vokabular ist, wie immer bei Level-9-Adventures sehr gut, die Atmosphäre dicht. Mit Ingrid's Back hat Level 9 wieder ein sehr rundes Adventure produziert, daß jedem Adventure-Fan zu empfehlen ist, der über entsprechende Englischkenntnisse verfügt. Die Grafiken sind diesmal handgemalt und sehen sehr gut aus, so daß auch die "verwaschenen" Bilder vom Screen verschwunden sind. Sehr gut gelungen!
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
It is sad that now we have the expertise to produce "intelligent" interaction/parsers and high-standard graphics, the storylines are so dire. Imagine Lord Of The Rings programmed by Magnetic Scrolls or Level Nine! I appreciate the technical side of Ingrid's Back but the characters and plot leave me cold - hopefully Level Nine's next release, Spook, will be an improvement.
Atari STPower Play
Level 9 gibt nicht auf. Vor knapp einem Jahr bescherten sie uns “Gnome Ranger“ dann das unlogische “Lancelot“ und jetzt versucht man, uns wieder mit Ingrid zu locken. Gnome Ranger war damals nicht umwerfend; Ingrid‘s back! ist es erst recht nicht. Die Grafiken sind nicht schöner geworden, der Parser nicht wesentlich intelligenter (auch wenn er sich tapfer schlägt) und die Geschichte haut niemanden vom Hocker. Insgesamt ist das Spiel rechter Durchschnitt; nicht schlecht, aber eben nicht überragend. Wer den ersten Teil der Gomensaga mochte, bekommt neues Abenteuer.Futter. Alle anderen sind gut beraten, wenn sie erst einmal ein Probespiel versuchen. Mir ist das Spiel schlicht und einfach zu langweilig.