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Game #2939
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Short and sweet

Rating: 7.15 (33 votes)

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die box cover

Pick Up the Phone Booth and Die screenshot
Similar to Undo, Pick Up The Phone Booth and Die is a self-proclaimed classic of minimalist design. The premise is simple: there is a phone booth in front of you. If you pick it up, you will die. What should you do?

The game (which is so short that it shouldn't even be called a "game" but perhaps "two-move diversion") is more or less a trick that will probably make you chuckle ruefully after figuring it out. The game's value rests in only this one and only trick, which you may feel is utterly pointless. If nothing else, the game shows the ability of IF designer to come up with a cruel, deadpan humor only a few will appreciate. I did enjoy it for the few minutes it lasted, but your mileage definitely may vary ;)

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Rob Noyes
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Rob Noyes
Theme: Unique
None that we know of
System Requirements: Inform
Where to get it:   IF Archive
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If you like this game, try: Undo, 09:05, Aisle

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