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Game #2578
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  A Day for Soft Food    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: IF Competition Favorites
Interactive Fiction   Conventional

Rating: 7.78 (32 votes)

A Day for Soft Food box cover

A Day for Soft Food screenshot
A Day for Soft Food is a nice little IF Competition entry that casts you as one of the more unusual characters: a cat. Although this makes the game similar to Ralph, from the 1996 comp, which casts you as a dog, it is a more fun game.

The game could have been improved by simplifying the puzzles and providing more areas to explore, because it is a bit too short even by the 2-hour limit of IF Competition. The puzzles are fair, although there is a few guess-the-verb puzzles. It is unfortunate that the author chose a convoluted plot twist in the endgame that requires a lot of guessing the author's intentions, and ends up diluting the suspension of disbelief you have been holding, thereby making the ending a bit anticlimactic. Still, don’t let that discourage you from trying the game: A Day for Soft Food has enough novel premise and a huge dose of originality to make it thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Todd Levi
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1999
Software Copyright: Todd Levi
Theme: Humorous, Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: Inform
Where to get it:   IF Archive
Related Links: Paul O'Brian's review
If you like this game, try: Downtown Tokyo, Present Day, Mother Loose, Pepper's Adventures in Time

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