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Jason Vs Salm Reviews
Author: Sockets
Date: 2002
ADRIFT 4.0


Reviewed by David Whyld

I liked the idea of being able to choose between playing the game from the viewpoint of either Jason or Salm but beyond that this game doesn't really have a lot to offer. 

It's basically a case of chasing after your opponent and trying to kill him, and confusing messages along the lines of "Jason shoots you but it causes no damage" don't help matters much. 

For a game written in an hour it was interesting but that was about all it had going for it. 


Reviewed by DuoDave

This game revolves entirely around choosing whether you are either a serial killer named Jason, or a serial killer named Salm, then killing the other one. 

It has basically one opponent and no puzzles. 

Aside from that, there is a dearth of objects, several misspellings, and few descriptions. 

Not really comp material.


Woody's One Hour Game Comp Reviews - Posted on ADRIFT Forum


Reviewed by Woodfish

Authors deserve feedback, so here are my reviews of the games made in one hour, up on the ADRIFT site. Note that these are one minute reviews also!

THE GREEN PRINCESS---------------------
Very short game. Bit of GTV. Quite a humorous idea, decent effort. 6/10

A MACHOISTS HEAVEN---------------------
Funny little game, fairly good considering it was made in an hour. Some good ideas. 7/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT-------------
Different idea, not that well executed. Room descriptions too short, good concept, though. 5/10

HIDEOUS HOUSE OF HORROR----------------
Quite good, decent puzzling adventure, pretty well made. 7/10

PRINCESS IN THE TOWER------------------
Very good for a one hour game. Funny in places, some good descriptions. 8/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM-------------------
Quite funny, good ideas, fairly well made. 7/10#

A MONKEY TO MANY!----------------------
Quite good, but has some GTV and is very short. 7/10

JASON vs SALM--------------------------
Nothing much too it, only good feature is the ability to choose your player. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR-----------------------
Not very good, not much to do. Not very well made. 2/10

PICK OF THE BUNCH: Princess in the tower by Davidw

 


Reviewed by David Whyld
 

THE GAME TO END ALL GAMES
After the Death Agency start, this picked up quite well and used several interesting ideas. Well worth a look. 6/10

THE GREEN PRINCESS
Quite a bit of guess-the-verb and descriptions were sparse. But for a game written in an hour it wasn't too bad. 4/10

A MASOCHIST'S HEAVEN
Quite amusing if a little hard. Descriptions were pretty decent. No masterpiece but certainly worth playing. 5/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT
Interesting enough idea but the sparseness of the room descriptions left a lot to be desired. 3/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM
My favourite (well, I can hardly choose my own now can I?) Very comical and some quite good puzzles. Actually better than some of Mel S' full length games (bigger too). 6/10

A MONKEY TO MANY!
Certainly well written. But too short, even for a game written in an hour. 6/10

JASON vs SALM
Interesting idea in that you can pick which character to play but not really much of a game besides that. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR
Not even a game, just a collection of pictures. Even for a game written in an hour, this was bad. 1/10


OVERALL FAVOURITE: THE EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM

 


 

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