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A short and sweet adventure for kids and novices DOS RussS (781)

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Amiga 5 2.7
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DOS 12 3.4
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Combined User Score 17 3.2


Critic Reviews

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100
Commodore 64Computer Games (Feb, 1985)
Infocom's first "junior-level adventure," Seastalker is best suited for novices nine years old and under. Experienced gamers won't find much to wrack their brains over.
100
Atari 8-bitComputer Games (Feb, 1985)
Infocom's first "junior-level adventure," Seastalker is best suited for novices nine years old and under. Experienced gamers won't find much to wrack their brains over.
100
Apple IIComputer Games (Feb, 1985)
Infocom's first "junior-level adventure," Seastalker is best suited for novices nine years old and under. Experienced gamers won't find much to wrack their brains over.
70
Atari STTilt (Mar, 1987)
D'accès relativement simple, ce jeu constitue, aux dires des concepteurs, une introduction aux jeux d'aventure. La syntaxe est correcte et on peut, notamment, écrire plusieurs ordres à la suite, reliés entre eux par « then » ou « and ». Cependant, après avoir vu et lu la superbe documentation allant avec le programme, on se sent pris d'un immense sentiment de frustration lorsqu'on découvre que le jeu est uniquement en mode texte.
70
MacintoshAll Game Guide (1998)
This game is an exciting and challenging adventure. True to the Infocom style, this game is G-rated and contains no offensive material.
52
DOSSPAG (Mar 02, 1995)
All children's software today seems to be designed for the preschool through kindergarten age group. The rest is for adults. Seastalker, like The Hardy Boys, is for ages 8-14, and even 10 years later it remains about the only game specially geared towards them. Since the purpose of children's software is always to educate as well as entertain, an all-text adventure seems especially appropriate. It's only a pity that there aren't more.
50
Atari 8-bitComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Mar, 1985)
As its name suggests, Seastalker is an Adventure with a nautical flavour full of seafaring tales of mystery and suspense. One thing is certain, if you play this game you will be kept on the edge of your seat.