This game is strange - very strange' You start in a small dark attic playing a game on your computer when suddenly a giant bug crashes through the skylight and eats your computer whole' Later in the game you'll encounter an Aspidistra r eating Richard III. the Balrog-throwing champion of Magdawouk (Grrr! - Balg) and many other weud and wonderful characters Aided by your pet flea. Pedro, you (Heronimus Flook) must seek out and rescue Vile Narcilerisis who was captured by an evil wizard
Written by David Oya and orignally published in two parts in 1986. Flook is a Quilled game with no graphics The whole thing reminded the Balg of a game called Mural in which lots of quirky, totally illogical happenings beset the player for no obvious reason. Although Flook has more logic than Mural, this logic is still a bit tenuous in places (you have to scare off a elephant sized geranium by dropping a dock work mouse, for example!)
But is the game any good? Well, the Baig was initially put off with said bug (that's the giant bug and not a bug in the game) right at the start - I was totally stuck ! However, once I eventually worked out how to escape (with a little help from the solution) I found that the game was quite large and amusing in places However, the puzzles in certain pans are a bit illogical and the parser unfriendly, so it can be a very frustrating game. Apart from the poor start I liked it. but as with one of WoW's previous releases. Simply Magic, it is an acquired taste, you'll either like Mr Flook and Pedro or not - worth trying, though'