The Courier Who Missed Me is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1999 by Christopher Huang. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 5 event.
In this small game, you play as a dashing young secret agent. You're here on West Avenue to stop the Courier from delivering the secret plans to the Roman.
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
> i. x drug. n.
> x booth. x thermos. x backpack. x Roman.
> take thermos. put drug in thermos. s. e.
You might not notice the mugger right away; the message mentioning him may be randomized.
> x sign. x mugger. take sign. w.
> drop sign. give thermos to trucker. e.
Two different winning endings:
> hit mugger —or— hit courier.
*** You have won ***
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.