Key & Compass presents:
Are You Too Chicken to Make a Deal?
by Mitchell Taylor

Are You Too Chicken to Make a Deal? is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1998 by Mitchell Taylor. It was a participant in the ChickenComp event.

In this tiny game loosely based on Let's Make A Deal!, you play as a game show contestant who can win a prize based on which road you cross.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the game.


A dustylane

A dusty lane

> x chicken. x cameras. x fields.

After three turns, the chicken tells you you're a contestant in a new game show. You can either cross the road to win a joke book or just stay where you are to try to win something else.

> cross road. (You win the joke book.)

*** You've settled for less ***

> undo

> x book. x road. x tracks. x other side.

After four turns of not crossing the dusty road, the chicken offers you three new roads to cross instead. Examine them; they will have randomized descriptions hinting at what prize you'll get if you cross that road.

> x road one. x road two. x road three.

Here's the secret move of the game:

> sit down. (This command lets you read a secret message in the tracks: Pick Road Two. This action also changes the prize associated with road two.)

If you feel like wasting time:

> ask chicken about tracks. ask chicken about show.

> ask chicken about chicken. ask chicken about me.

> ask chicken about prizes. x lights.

But in the end you must cross a road:

> cross oneorcross twoorcross three. (You win a prize.)

If you won a poor prize:

*** You've settled for less ***

If you won a good prize:

*** You've made out rather nicely. ***

If you won the Midas Touch:

*** Enjoy it while you last ***

If you won the Power to Make Money Selling Interactive Fiction:

*** You have won ***




Poor prizes are:

Good prizes are:

Rare prize:

Best prize:

Note that not all prizes are available in the same game session and you can only win one prize per game.

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