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Game #2388
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Residence 44 Quest    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Amateur Adventures
Interactive Fiction   Graphical IF

Rating: 7.32 (25 votes)

Residence 44 Quest box cover

Residence 44 Quest screenshot
Residence 44 Quest is a fun fanmade adventure game created with AGI Studios (site archived), a program that allows you to create a text-parser-with-graphics style of game like Sierra's oldie adventures (e.g. King's Quest III, Police Quest 1). The game is based on the authors' real lives as university students in Holland, so brace yourself for some sophomoric humor and a few raunchy scenes (nothing that will surprise Leisure Suit Larry fans, though). Fortunately, Residence 44 Quest is funny, and never degenerates into making too many cheap or cliche jokes. The plot is quite simple: as freshman, you must accomplish several tasks for the residents of apartment number 44 to earn their trust and a room there. Your first task is to get rid of a "slut" who is causing everyone grief. It is not hard to guess what kinds of actions will be required here ;)

Puzzles are generally typical and fair, although the solutions to a few are a bit far-fetched. The game doesn't understand a lot of synonyms, but this is understandable as the designers had to translate the original Dutch version (which you can download from official site below). The graphics are excellent, although the game feels a bit claustrophobic because most of the scenes are small rooms in the building. This is the opposite extreme of the large, expansive, mostly empty gameworld of URI Quest, a similar AGI adventure. But what makes Residence 44 Quest a lot of fun to play is the entertaining story, good character interaction (everyone has a lot of things to say, useful or not), and a huge dose of charming, sophomoric wit (if that's an oxymoron, I apologize ;)) In short, an enjoyable college romp that, except for a few glaring typos, is better overall than URI Quest. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Rinze Laat & Jinwo Verluys
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1999
Software Copyright: Rinze Laat & Jinwo Verluys
Theme: Modern, Humorous
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site (archived), Modern AGI editor tools
Links:    
If you like this game, try: URI Quest, Igor: Objective Uikokahonia, Spellcasting 201

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