Don't Fire Until You See The Yellows Of Their Niblets is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 1999 by Dan Shiovitz. It was a participant in the Speed-IF 5.5 event.
You're working the night shift at the Big Foods supermarket. You just need to finish sweeping the produce aisle and you can go home... unless you find yourself fighting a duel to the death with a corn monster instead.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
Once the corn has come to life, timing is critical. Any turn where the corn is breathing down your neck, you must either run away or make an effective attack.
> i. x broom. x apples. x corn.
> sweep. g. g. g. x corn. n. n.
> take cup. throw cup at corn. (+1) s. s.
> take dryer. turn on dryer. (+1) point dryer at corn. (+1)
The corn is turned into lifeless popcorn. You are given your final score and the game ends.
In a total of some turns, you have achieved a score of your-score points out of a possible 4. This gives you the rank of ranking.
Unfortunately, this walkthrough ends with a score of 3 out of 4. I got 4 points once, but I can't figure out what I did differently.
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.