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Game #567
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  James Bond 007 in: Goldfinger    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Real-time IF

Rating: 8.33 (124 votes)

James Bond 007 in: Goldfinger box cover

James Bond 007 in: Goldfinger screenshot
Angelsoft's second game based on everyone's favorite spy movies follows the plot much more closely than James Bond: A View to A Kill. Goldfinger is based on the third James Bond movie from 1964: this time, the dangerously suave spy's objective is to terminate criminal capitalist Auric Goldfinger (and his assistants Pussy Galore and Oddjob) and foil his plan to contaminate Fort Knox's gold with atomic radiation, a strategy that would dramatically increase the value of Goldfinger's own hoard.

Gameplay is similar to A View to A Kill, full of action sequences that must be solved in split-seconds, although Angelsoft's awkward parser still subjects the player to the guess-the-verb-the-designer-wants problem. Most puzzles will prove very easy to fans of the movie, although anyone who has never seen it (perhaps anyone who's lived in caves for the past 20 years) will find them challenging due to the lack of clues. (The laser-moving-up-between-his-legs scene is a case in point). Overall, excellent writing and faithful reproduction of the movie's plot makes this one of the best Bond games ever made. Perfect for fans of the series, and well worth a play-through for all IF fans. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Angelsoft
Publisher: Mindscape
Year: 1986
Software Copyright: Angelsoft
Theme: Licensed, Organized Forces
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official James Bond web site, Ian Fleming biography
Links:    
If you like this game, try: James Bond 007 in: A View to A Kill, Dick Francis: High Stakes, James Bond: The Stealth Affair

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