Key & Compass presents:
When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Firetruck
by R. Noyes

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Firetruck is a Z-machine interactive fiction game written with Inform 6 and is © 1999 by R. Noyes. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 6 event.

You're here at the Pleasure Pier to ride your favourite roller coaster of all time with your reporter friend, Chris, but Chris didn't show up! That's a real problem because they won't let you ride the coaster alone!

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


The remoteiceberg Ready toboard theCork NutComet Outside theCork NutCometroller coaster SeasideAmusementPark Pier SeasideAmusementPark SeasideAmusementPark Midway Outside theBarrel OfMonkeysFunhouse enter train n


Seaside Amusement Park

> x glasses. take glasses. n.

Outside the Cork Nut Comet roller coaster

> x Sam. n. x rock. take it. s. e.

Seaside Amusement Park Midway

> x machine. x clown. x button. push button.

> take chunk. x it. eat it. x pipe. w. s.

Outside the Barrel Of Monkeys Funhouse

> x monkey. throw rock at monkey. take hat. x it.

> wear hat. remove hat. n. w.

Seaside Amusement Park Pier

> x can. search it. x potato. x binoculars. g.

> put pipe in potato. put glasses on potato.

> put hat on potato. x potato. e. n.

Outside the Cork Nut Comet roller coaster

> show potato to Sam. n.

Ready to board the Cork Nut Comet

> x train. enter train.

The remote iceberg

> x lights.

You now have a choice:

> take Titanic.

*** You have died ***

> undo

> hit Titanic.

*** You have won ***







Thank You to my Patreon supporters

This walkthrough is provided free of charge since I wrote this walkthrough prior to January 2015 when I began my Patreon account, and also because the work it's based on has less than fifteen locations (so I wouldn't have charged for it anyway). I've since reformatted this walkthrough to use my currently preferred style. I hope you enjoy it!

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