Help! My Vacuum Cleaner Is Broken! is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Admiral Jota. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 15 event.
Today is the day you bring your antique vacuum cleaner to the Antiques Roadshow. You are supposed to be fifth! But you dropped it! It's broken! And it's all your fault! And now you're going to be late! Run! No, I mean it, run!
This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.
Long Road (1)
Your time is limited, so I didn't include in this walkthru all of the fun things you can try, eg: going south at any stage of the trip.
> i. x cleaner. x set. x passing houses. n.
Long Road (2)
> x mailbox. open it. look in it. read letter. n.
Long Road (3)
> x screwdriver. fix cleaner with screwdriver. n.
> x table. x cleaner. put cleaner on table. z. (+1. Continue to wait for the host to get to you.)
*** You have won ***
In that game you scored your-score out of a possible 1, in few turns.
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.