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PTBAD6andoneeighth Reviews
Author: Slan Xorax
Date: 2005
ADRIFT 4.0


Reviewed by Dan Shiovitz

This game obviously aims to be stupid and irritating, and it's successful.


Reviewed by Timofei Shatrov

Apart from having a ridiculous title and having the shortest walkthrough in the comp, this game is quite weird. There are two items, an NPC (who does nothing) and a horrible poem. There is no Muffin Man. Do I have anything else to write in this review? I should probably beef it up a bit... Or something. Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef Beef. Ooh, that was good. 1 point.


Reviewed by Jake Wildstrom 

Since I played PTBAD 3 last year and hated it (as did every other judge), I had no reason to believe this game was worth my time. And do you know what? I was right.

At least the Comp0*ter Games were vaguely entertaining. The PTBADs are jsut stupid.

Rating: 1


Reviewed by Rob Menke 

Technical: 2 
Puzzles: 2 
Story: 1 

Sigh. Yet another episode in the increasingly sad PTBAD series.

D does not work, but down does. Either this is a very old version of Adrift, or the author has damaged the parser.

Yes, it seems that directions have different effects depending on if you use the full word or the abbreviation: E versus east in the meadow return different (but equally useless) responses.

Bah. I will give one extra point for the puzzle, which I should have been able to solve had I been willing; technically, the game is sound except for the abbreviation problem mentioned earlier. The game itself was worthless; no cohesion or plot to hold the player’s interest. Also, it appears that a wrong decision at the beginning renders the game “unwinnable,” if you can call finishing this trite exercise “winning.”


Reviewed by Sidney Merk 

Slan, Slan, Slan. What was the goal this year? Dead last?

As far as I can tell, the walkthrough explains the only winning route through the game. However, if you’re willing to put abbreviations temporarily aside, you can find three more rooms (and when it says “west is a poem” it means that literally). This exploration seems to make the game unwinnable, but it does offer a bit more content.

PTBAD6andsomesubtitles features... er... not much. It has an other. Excuse me. It has “a other”. And a multitudes. It has a mouse named Blooble, who responds to nothing, and a pair of goggles, which can be worn to no effect. Unrecognized commands advise you to “reexplainicate your self.” I would have based it as at 1.0 on my scale, but I did laugh (in a head-shaking, pitiful kind of way) at the depths to which Xorax will sink to amuse himself. So, I stepped it up to a 1.5, but a negative full-point skew makes this the least compelling game of the competition with a 0.5 score. Keep it up, Slan. Next year, you might owe me points.


Reviewed by Michael Martin 

If you played PTBAD3 last year, you know what to expect from PTBAD6: nothing. And, indeed, the walkthrough has one 
command, and it's to go in a direction that isn't listed in the opening room. 

I'd like to suggest that if Mr. Xorax makes another sequel, the walkthrough should again be one command: QUIT. 

Of course, PUTPBAA already did that gag. 

Score: 1 


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