Beyond Zork: The Coconut Of Quendor Infocom 1987

You are but a lowly peasant who has to deal with the hard times that have fallen upon the Southland of Quendor. The enchanters have all vanished without the slightest trace and order has all but disappeared. Undesirables and monsters walk the streets. You find yourself tested at every turn, with every success, your strength and powers grow. Will you be able to get find the fabled Coconut of Quendor? This game signified a notable departure from the standard format of Infocom's earlier games which relied purely on text and puzzle-solving: among other features, Beyond Zork incorporated a crude on-screen map, the use of character statistics (attributes of endurance, strength, dexterity, intelligence, compassion, and luck) and levels, and RPG combat elements. The player explores the Southlands of Quendor somewhat aimlessly at first. Soon, however, a task is bestowed by The Implementors, a group of godlike creatures jokingly based on Infocom's game designers. The Coconut of Quendor, an incredibly powerful artifact that embodies the whole of Magic, has fallen into the claws of an incredibly foul beast: an Ur-grue. Rumored to be the spirits of fallen Implementors, Ur-Grues can surround themselves in a sphere of darkness that only sunlight can pierce. The player must recover the Coconut from this monster's grasp or face the unthinkable consequences. The onscreen map shows the room the player is in relation to the surrounding rooms. In addition, game navigation can be accomplished via mouse clicks on the map. Some other features previously unseen in Infocom's games include semi-randomized combat and area maps in which the same set "rooms" appeared in game-dependent random configurations.
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Browser-Playable Java Version (@ Accardi By The Sea)
Extra "Feelies"
Full Demo 249kb (uploaded by MyAbandonware)
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Included in: Infocom Universe Bootleg Full Demo ~389Mb (uploaded by Gr.Viper)
Included in: The Zork Legacy Collection (1996) CD1 ISO ~294MB (uploaded by TG)SeNaTe)
Included in: The Zork Anthology (1994) ISO Demo ~195MB (uploaded by Egon68) plus Zork I, Zork II, Zork III, Zork Zero, Planetfall.


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