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Infidel is another interactive fiction title from infocom. The story revolves around an adventurer who believes he can be much more than another person's errand boy. One day the phone rings and you claim you are the man they want and lucky for you they believe it. The woman who called you tells you about a lost pyramid her father was looking for and even though he perished before he could find it they were able to get his notes and things back. Now years later she asks you to complete his quest and give her father the credit he deserved.

You leave for Egypt and after getting a crew together you set off but things go well as almost directly you lose your navigator box so to keep your men busy you tell them to dig in a random spot. The replacement doesn't seem to arrive and after you interrupt the men praying and demanding they go back to work they leave you by yourself in the desert. Now alone and without rations things could not be looking worse. The game begins when you wake up and you find yourself alone in your tent, the cargo plane that was supposed to be here weeks ago just flew past and you hope it brought the supplies you needed especially the navigator box.

Unlike other games from infocom you really are alone and there is no interaction between other people, this really gives you the feel of being alone and it puts an emphasis on exploring. Altough you start in the desert most of the game is set inside the lost pyramid. There are nice touches like the hyroglyphs you can find in the pyramid, you can try to translate them and if you do they will give hints on how to continue or solve a puzzle. Most of the puzzles consist of traps that you have to pass or opening pathways to continue ahead. Much of them are what you would expect from an archeologist in those time not unlike Indiana Jones in fact. Your aim is ofcourse to find the treasure inside the pyramid without getting killed in the process.

Infocom adventures and interactive fiction in general have a select audience and unless you like these types of games already it's unlikely that you will. Infidel isn't bad but lacks the humor you find in a lot of other infocom adventures. That said the lone explorer story and the traps and hyroglyphs are quite good en well done. For seasoned interactive fiction players this will surely be a fine game to have and play.

Overal rating: 7.5/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for many different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1986.
Amstrad CPC Released in 1986.
Apple Released in 1983.
C64 Released in 1983.
DOS Released in 1983.
Others These versions are not available.
Atari 8-bit released in 1983.
Atari ST released in 1985.

Date added Aug-04-2006 17:25
Name Infidel
Developer Infocom
Publisher Infocom
First released 1983
Genre Interactive Fiction
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MS-DOS, filesize: 91 Kb
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