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Four Minutes to Midnight

8th Day Software 1985

Language:
English
Authors:
Martin Rennie, Mike White
Systems:
Quill, The/AdventureWriter info
Platforms:
Spectrum
Genres:
Based on literature info, Horror, Science fiction
Related:
Games Without Frontiers [1: Four Minutes to Midnight, 2: Cuddles, 3: Quann Tulla, 4: Ice Station Zero, 5: In Search of Angels, 6: Faerie]
Entered by:
Gunness, Strident, WhenIWasCruel
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
03-09-2019

Synopsis

Plot

After a deadly virus has wiped nearly all of mankind, you're among the few survivors. Your task is to gather five people who can help you with now-forgotten technology, traverse the United States and disarm a number of nuclear weapons.

Notes

Inspired by Stephen King's The Stand.

There are two versions of this game; a text-only version and a text/graphics version.

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Rating

Average User Rating: 5.5 (2 ratings)

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User Comments

Exemptus (15-02-2021 22:44)

A complicated affair, with lots of variables to juggle (party of 5 NPCs which can augment / constrain capabilities, individual counters for hunger, day/night cycles, vehicles), but manageable with a bit of perseverance. The post-apocalyptic theme is not too convincing, but mostly works. Problems have a logical, though sometimes obscure workaround. Goals are not well defined and have to be stumbled upon, or inferred from context. Can present a decent challenge to experienced adventurers, but it is not very exciting to play due to too much drudgery with the required moves.