Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz

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Lord Dimwit Flathead the Excessive was so much in love with himself that he ordered to erect a huge statue of himself in the Fublio Valley. This angered a local resident named Megaboz the Magnificent, who cast a curse over Dimwit and the entire Empire, and disappeared. Ninety-four years later, the curse is still in effect, and the king Wurb Flathead is looking for a brave adventurer who would find a way to remove it. This adventurer, naturally, is the game's protagonist, who possesses a piece of parchment given to him by his ancestors, which might be the key to the whole mystery...

Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz is chronologically a prequel to the first three Zork games, and is a text adventure with a graphical interface and scene-based colors and borders. Like its predecessors, the game relies on puzzle-solving, including inventory item manipulation as well as logic-based puzzles. An interactive map, in-game hint system, and the included Encyclopedia Frobozzica are there to make the player's task somewhat easier. The game also includes four graphical mini-games based on popular logic puzzles.


Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz DOS Starting location
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz Amiga Gasp! Graphics in an Infocom game?!
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz Amiga The throne room.
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz Amiga People sure are bossy around here.

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Get comfortable. You'll be here a while. DOS Mirrorshades2k (273)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1989 92 out of 100 92
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Macintosh Feb, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
SPAG DOS May 17, 1998 6.3 out of 10 63


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One of the more interesting in-game elements of Zork Zero is the "Encyclopedia Frobozzica" -- a thorough reference work of almost all things related to the GUE (Great Underground Empire, or the world of Zork). One could literally spend hours looking up entries -- try all the old references from the old Zorks and see what you can learn. A lot even have pictures!

Related Web Sites

  • Infocom homepage (At this site you can find information on ALL of Infocom's interactive games, Infocom related articles, sample transcripts, InvisiClue hints, walkthroughs, maps and information on buying Infocom games today.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Zork Zero.)
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