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Game #4013
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Hollywood Hijinx    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Conventional

Rating: 6.71 (7 votes)

Hollywood Hijinx box cover

Hollywood Hijinx screenshot
Matthew Murray says it all about this fun, "light" adventure game from Infocom:

"Though it could be viewed as simply another treasure hunt game from Infocom, Hollywood Hijinx stood out from the others, such as the Zork series in very distinct ways, not the least of which is the interesting, funny, and clearly-defined plot. Taking place in the mansion of a Hollywood B-movie mogul, the treasure hunt, which should end in your inheriting of your uncle's fortune, led you to lots of period puzzles with interesting and unique solutions. The flavor of the 1950s was very well captured, not only in the use of colorful anecdotes and descriptive prose within the game itself, but also within the packaging which, more than just about any other Infocom game, provided the perfect atmosphere for the game. Though Hollywood Hijinx is not a difficult game, there are a few places in it that might give some trouble to gamers who attempt this otherwise light, funny, and entertaining game."

As a bonus, Holllywood Hijinx ships with some of the most elaborate feelies of all Infocom titles this side of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, including a funny, authentic-looking tabloid magazine.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Dave Anderson & Liz Cyr-Jones
Developer: Infocom
Publisher: Infocom
Year: 1987
Software Copyright: Infocom
Theme: Mystery, Humorous
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Four in One, Mulldoon Legacy, The, Plundered Hearts

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