Zork – Your greatest challenge lies ahead – and downwards

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    1. this shit is so old. it was a text based game that was like “choose your own adventure.” it was even on the mac, back in the days when i was rockin an SE (when i was what, fuckin 8 years old?)

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    2. dude they made this into one of those adventure books, god it was awesome.i think i read it 50 times.

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    3. I had this on my C64. Played it on and off for years, and the day I solved it (no hints) was the best day ever. I still love interactive fiction, but I don’t have the patience to play them without hints anymore.

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    4. This game and it’s sequels have probably sucked away enough time from my life which could have been used to master playing an instrument or learn a language. Thanks for the text based crack, Infocom!

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    5. You can tell something is greatness when it’s first one is already labeled marked for a sequel.

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    6. Earlier versions of Zork included all three parts of the trilogy in a single game, so calling this one “Zork I” wasn’t any sort of precognition. Infocom just split the game into three logical segments so they would fit on a personal computer — and make more money.

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    7. East, East, Southeast, East… it’s been more than 20 years and I still remember the route I used to take through the maze. Always hated that coal mine portion of the game.
      I also remember going about pushing various control room buttons to drain the reservoir. This would make the ‘Echo Room’ quiet for a few moves to allow retrieval of the platinum bar… then a classmate told me just to type “Echo” in there… So many ways to go about beating the game.
      Fun times.

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    8. Christ those games are painful. I got thrown a copy of Zork Nemesis when I was a kid, and it was my favourite game ever, so I went and downloaded all the old-school text games off the internet. I can’t believe how much time I wasted not going for freely available hints out of some principle. Zork Zero was the worse. I must have spent a month on that game at one point, going from room to room and typing in every random word I can think of. >:(

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