Key & Compass presents:
by Admiral Jota

Behold! is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Admiral Jota. It was a participant in the Speed-IF XYZZY event.

In this tiny game, you play as someone backstage at the XYZZY Awards ceremony. Eileen has sent you to bring out the celebrity presenter, Stephen Bishop, but he's been turned into a basket of mangoes! You need to find out who did this and change him back, if you can.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


n Laboratory DressingRoom West Endof theCorridor Corridor


> xyzzy. n.

Dressing Room

> x basket. take it. s. w.

West End of the Corridor

> x shadows. n.


> x door. x machine. put basket on machine.

> push button. x pot noodle. push button. x Psmith.

> push button. x reindeer. push button. x award.

> push button. x squid. push button.

Stephen Bishop has been restored and the ceremony is saved.

*** You have won ***






Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm still creating new walkthroughs! Larger ones too! Please visit my Patreon account if you're interested in helping me create more interactive fiction walkthroughs. I appreciate all the help I can get! Thanks again.