I hear what you’re saying, “But Fahey, I can download any or all of these games to my PC and play through them in their entirety for free.” Sure you can, pirate, but you don’t get the maps, or scans of the original instruction booklets, or the ability to pay an extra dollar per game for the InvisiClues hint booklets.
Okay, you could probably find all of that online as well, but you won’t find an interface custom-built for iOS, with the ability to create custom command shortcut buttons and the ability to use a compass to navigate the twisting corridors of the Underground Empire. It’s all rather splendid, really.
The core app is free, mind you, with Zork I: The Great Underground Empire included at no charge. Games are available in five packs for $2.99 apiece, or unlock everything (sans InvisiClues) for $10.49 and get the bonus unpublished adventure Zork: The Undiscovered Underground as a bonus.
Oh sweet memories, check out the game list:
·A Mind Forever Voyaging
·Leather Goddess of Phobos
·The Lurking Horror
·Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
·Zork 1: The Great Underground Empire (FREE with free initial download)
·Zork 2 : The Wizard of Frobozz
·Zork 3 : The Dungeon Master
·Zork: The Undiscovered Underground (exclusive, never-published bonus adventure as a special bonus
Ladies and gentlemen, my holiday gaming playlist. If anyone needs me I shall be in the bath with my iPad.
Lost Treasures of Infocom [iTunes App Store]