The Feeble Files

aka: Flojd, Floyd: Es Gibt Noch Helden
Moby ID: 2198
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This is a humorous point and click adventure game from the creator of the Simon the Sorcerer series of games. You play an alien called Feeble (who is voiced by Robert Llewyllyn, best known for his role in the science-fiction sitcom, Red Dwarf). He lives in a world controlled by the Omni-Brain, which aims to keep everybody happy and successful. As such, unhappy people are killed, and over a million laws exist.

Feeble works for the Ministry of Galactic Uncertainty's crop-circle division, which involves creating crop circles on less advanced planets than his own, as a way to cause panic on those planets and stifle their intellectual development.

As Feeble, your goal is to overthrow this system. Devious behaviour is required to achieve this. Over 5000 lines of spoken dialogue are included, as well as 80 locations.

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Critics

Average score: 75% (based on 28 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 30 ratings with 1 reviews)

have a hint file handy!

The Good
The sense of humor was what appealed to me most about this game. Feeble and his cohorts are fun characters and there are some very enjoyable puzzles.

The Bad
I probably looked at a walkthrough/hint file more for this game than all the other games I have played combined. It is not that the puzzles are that impossible when you know what needs to be done, it's figuring out what needs to be done. This game has some of the most bizarre solutions to situations I have ever encountered in a game! This really lessened my enjoyment of an otherwise terrific game. I suppose this "problem" could increase replay value.

The Bottom Line
Feeble Files is about the little guy taking on the big, bad corporation. It is a bit like Woody Allen as Luke Skywalker. There is a lot of droll humor and colorful characters. If you can handle really obscure solutions to puzzles, this is a great game for you. Or, if like me, you are not a candidate for president of MENSA, use a walkthrough or hint file. All in all, it is a terrific game made a bit frustrating by it's bizarre puzzle solutions.

Windows · by Rodney Mayton (17) · 2001

Trivia

Limited edition

There was a limited edition which came with a free Feeble Files mousemat.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1998 – Best Adventure in 1997

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  • Funny Sci-Fi
    An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of The Feeble Files (February, 2003).
  • ScummVM
    Get "The Feeble Files," as well as many other adventure games, to run on modern systems by using ScummVM, a legal and free program.
  • The Feeble Files Walkthrough
    by Malcolm Schmidt

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Pix.

Amiga added by Sciere. Macintosh added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, Apogee IV, Sciere, vear, Zeppin, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 22, 2000. Last modified October 22, 2023.