Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Type C for Crap

By Rebelstar without a cause

Genre: Text sojourn

Ooh a text adventure, I didn’t expect one of these in the CGC.  It was authored with P.A.W  (professional adventure writer), but that’s fine because crap games can still be made in a quality designer – as Rebelstar demonstrates here!  I didn’t have a clue what to expect from the title and got a big surprise when the game started.

In TCFC you play a beleaguered crap games competition host called R-Tape (poor sod) and you have to try and join the games club, where apparently they play nothing but quality games.  There are a few references to the attendees of the World of Spectrum forums that regulars there will be able to spot.
I always been hopeless at text games, and have bad memories of the Hobbit when I was younger grasping to find the correct word to take the tankard off the table (or something).  So phrases like ‘I don’t understand’ or ‘You cannot do that’ give me the whirlies.  Type C for Crap is no different in this respect, and after spending a fruitless amount of time trying to get a bleeding video game off the shelf I decided to cheat instead.  On discovering the solution it’s clear that seasoned text gamers will get through this game in no time.
TCFC has quite an extensive vocabulary, the phrase detection is not quite perfect, but you can’t have everything can you…

Also, whatever you do don't ask for HELP!

The swearword detection is quite poor however, and only detects ‘F-bomb’ and ‘Swear’, mind you just as well I suppose because you’ll be needing a few choice words to describe this game.
Tipshack: SPOILER ALERT! 12 moves:


  1. Oh, another texty. This will probably be the best text adventure that I've played in MMXIII, but don't hold your breath!

  2. I have to apologise here Shaun, I forgot UFES was a text adventure. It was so exciting I filed it mentally under arcade ;-p