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Stephen King's F13: Ctrl, Alt, ...Shiver (Windows)

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Written by  :  Dr.Bedlam (53)
Written on  :  Dec 07, 2002
Platform  :  Windows

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Summary

Peachy, if you're a King fan...

The Good

The short story, "Everything's Eventual" was not available at the time of this game's release EXCEPT via this product -- and it's not a bad one, King's first real entry into cyberpublishing (complete with music).

The Bad

The minigames... well... they stink. One involves dropping animals into a piranha tank. They get eaten. Whoopee. One is a variation on "whack-a-mole", as played with cockroaches. The third is actually kind of cute, and is another "whack-a-mole" variation played with corpses in a graveyard, who will rise from their graves and throw body parts at you unless you whack them back into their graves! The screen savers aren't good, and are, in fact, not really screen savers -- if you leave one of these on your work terminal all Christmas, you're looking at a serious case of burn-in.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, leave it in the discount rack unless you're a King completist (or are willing to pay whatever price they're asking for a game of Whack-A-Corpse...)