Key & Compass presents:
The Virtual Grand National
by Daniel Gunnell

The Virtual Grand National is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 7 and is © 2020 by Daniel Gunnell.

In this very short game, you play as a jockey outside the entrance of Aintree Racecourse with your horse. Unfortunately, this year's Grand National was cancelled because of the lockdown, so now you're just going to ride your horse back home.

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

SPOILERS AHEAD. Reading a walkthrough prematurely can sometimes diminish one's enjoyment of an interactive fiction game. Please make an honest effort to play the game before reading this walkthrough.


By theRace-course MainRoad Outside aBlacksmith'sShop HephaestusInc SunshineStables OldLivery Nearan Inn Country-side Junction Shortcut BlackwallTunnel Outsidea Cab EnteringKent Alongthe Coast The Sea Drop OffPoint


By the Racecourse

> verbose.

> x me. x horse. ride horse.

> se. s. e.

Hephaestus Inc

> x forge. w. s.

Sunshine Stables

> x sign. sw.

Near an Inn

Heh. There's a hitching post, but you can't use it.

> dismount. x post. w.

Old Livery

> x photos. e.

Near an Inn

> ride horse. sw. s. e. s.

Blackwall Tunnel

> x pass. take pass.

> s. se. e. n. e.

Drop Off Point

> x jockey. give pass.

*** You have won ***





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