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A Monkey Too Many Reviews
Author: Echarin
Date: 2002
ADRIFT 3.9



Reviewed by David Whyld

This is a bizarre game in which nothing is explained and very little makes sense. You start in a dark place and then without warning are transported to a cell. Your guard (if that is the right word) is none other than a monkey. Escaping from the cell becomes your next objective.

Written within the constraints of an hour, A Monkey Too Many is a remarkably small game (two locations, one of which is empty) but strangely likeable. There are some well written descriptions and the overall style of writing suggests that, given time, the writer could produce something well worth playing. 

Game: 6 out of 10


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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