Genre: Text Adventure
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The Escape from the Rebel Crocs
|First Impression||A couple weeks ago, BattleCraft99 reported that the answers to my second tutorial (check the tutorials section to see it). One of the questions was to make a simple text adventure, and BattleCraft99 wanted that program for some strange reason... :P Well, sure enough, a little while later I received an email from him with his new text adventure. :) It's a pretty good text adventure, which I can tell he put a lot more time in to than the twenty minutes I put in to for the answer to tutorial #2. More info below...|
|What It's Like||Ever heard of Zork? It was the first and one of the best text adventures ever written. :) This is just about the same as Zork, or any other text adventure in the world. It's basically a graphical RPG without the graphics. :P You walk around, pick up items, fight enemies, use magic spells, and do other kinds of RPG like things. This is unique in some ways, but very stereotypical in other aspects. The text is descriptive in some places, simple in others. Read the other things you should know section to really get a picture of what this text adventure has in it!|
|Other things you should know||
This was included in the email that BattleCraft99 sent with the file.
"...It's got 2 items to use in fights and/or on map screen, 4 weapons (one is set at a random location(8) to be different each time game starts), 1 armor piece, 4 monsters + 1 boss, 6 levels of experience(raise hp each time), random items awarded after each battle (sometimes no item given), 19 dungeon rooms + 1 hidden + boss room, special items and scrolls needed to pass certain points in game, 1 puzzle game with a randomly set puzzle(5) so changes each time, 2 traps for instant death, restart game option, stats option, random enemy encounters, see inventory & equip option, contact info, and that's bout it."
Hmmm... Last I knew, text adventures didn't have graphics...
Take a look at the 'Other things you should know' section. Need I say more?
You've played text adventures. You type in letters to do things. (No words in this game!) Every action is shortened down to a single letter. That saves us from getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. :) The only rant that I have with this is that some keys are weird. I had to write them down to play, so that does decrease the score a bit, but not much.
The story in this game is original until you get into the dungeon. (When the game really starts.) You are Sir Chomps-A-Lot, an alligator (or is it crocodile) who gets a letter that says that his dear old granny had been kidnapped by his former best friend. You set off to find her, and are ambushed on the way, and find yourself in a subterranial dungeon. Now you must find your evil counterpart, kill him and escape from the dungeon!
I better not bad mouth a program that was written by someone who learned how to code from my tutorials. :P (I think he learned how to make text adventures from my code too.) :) I'll admit that this is a fun game. It's one of the few text adventures that I've beaten. The final boss is one tough cookie. You have to wander around and gain experience and items before facing him, which I neglected to do at first. :P It's fun, try it! It's one of the greatest ASCII based QB RPGs that I've seen!