Review of "Terrible Lizards"

Terrible Lizards is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2002 by Alan Mead and Ian Mead.

Review by David Welbourn

The best thing about this game is the premise: find dinosaur eggs in the past. I didn't play this one long enough to find any lizards, but I sure found a lot of terrible. I got a disambiguation error on my very first command: “x Bot”. Exploring around a bit revealed a huge boring jungle maze and several cave entrances. Dinosaurs live in caves? And fancy them sending me into the past without a flashlight. My rival has a light source thingy, and he wants my machete. Heh. No way am I gonna give him that... until I discover that the game doesn't know the verb "cut". Blech.

Okay, so I give the useless machete to bad guy. Yay, I get his light source thingy and he leaves! Boo, he stole my bot's power supply! Yay, the bot has stopped farting! Boo, what a stupid game! Yay, I'm quitting!

Rating: 1.

✍️🏻 See my handwritten notes.