[merbotia.zip] - Merbotia
Classic Game of the Month Review: Merbotia - Page
Date: June 1, 2000
Merbotia tells the story of a boy named Player. One day when he wakes up, he isn't on Earth anymore, but on the planet of Merbotia. The king here tells him that Earth was created by the Merbotians just to produce him, so he could kill a beast called Quatsh, which is a threat for the Merbotians. After you kill the beast, the storyline gets pretty trippy, but you'll have to see that for yourself.
The graphics are pretty bad for nowadays standards, but back when this game was released they were pretty keen, I think (judging from review scores for graphics in old ZZT and MZX magazines). The storyline is pretty trippy. Yet what makes this game worth Classic Game of the Month is something called nostalgia. Playing this game is like listening to the first Thunderdome CD :).
Those of you that don't get nostalgic feelings just by looking at this game's funky title screen probably won't agree with me :).