The Five Tutors is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 2001 by Anonymous. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 15 event.
You play as a TV actor who needs to study their vacuum cleaner repair homework. You wish you had a tutor. In fact, you cry out loud, "I wish I had five tutors!" You should be more careful what you wish for.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
Your living room
The tutors — Vacuum Man, Basket Chyk, Plucker, Monkey Butler, and Antiques Cowboy — all arrive in fairly quick order, and a fight will break out: Vacuum Man vs. the other four. When killing the tutors, continue until they vanish in a puff of smoke.
Combat is randomized, with everyone having a chance to hit or miss their current target, but no one seems to attack you.
> about. x me. x opener. take it. x textbook. x worksheet.
> kill chyk. (Repeat until Basket Chyk is dead.)
> kill butler. (repeat until Monkey Butler is dead.)
And if Plucker and Cowboy are still alive, help Vacuum Man kill them too. You win the game when Vacuum Man is the only tutor still alive.
*** 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!
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