February 7, 2015

Les Manley: Search for the King

Manley Associates, 1990

Les Manley's loveable character and joyous humor find a home in this funny text-based graphical adventure game. As Les Manley, you are determined to search and find the King as part of the Elvis Contest and win the heart of the girl of your dreams. The plot is somewhat interesting, but it stereotypes rock fans in unflattering ways, and the winning action is rather a letdown, given what happens during the game. The text parser used in this game is quite intelligent and recognized most grammatical technicalities. While there was some good music,a few puzzles are tricky and need special attention.