Key & Compass presents:
by Wesley Osam

Cheater is a Z-machine work of interactive fiction written with Inform 5 and is © 1996 by Wesley Osam.

You play as an unnamed adventurer in the year 2753. As part of a galaxy-wide contest, your goal is to acquire the Toaster of Battle Creek Michigan, the last functioning toaster in the known universe, before anyone else.

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


x Entranceof Cave TreasureChamber SmallRoom (exit)

Treasure Chamber

This game does expect you to cheat.

> info. (Learn about Inform's debugging verbs, particularly purloin and gonear.)

Look around a bit; none of this you need to do. Note that turning on the rocket pack or using "xyzzy" is fatal.

> x pillar. climb it. x moss. take it. x toaster. take it. x carvings.

> x pack. x skeleton. wear pack.

> turn it on.

*** You have died ***

> undo

> xyzzy.

*** You have died ***

> undo

> east.

Small Room

> x ball. take it. west.

Treasure Chamber

> throw ball. take it. throw ball at toaster.

Okay. Enough of that. Cheat-to-win time.

> purloin toaster. gonear walter.

Entrance of Cave

That's all there is to it, really. Pause to do optional stuff with Walter before heading off and ending the game. Note that going down is fatal.

> x walter. ask walter about anything. kiss walter. give object to walter.

> down.

*** You have died ***

> undo

> north.

*** You have won ***

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