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Cavern of the Evil Wizard

rated 2.82 / 5 stars
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Nov 6, 2009 | 3:58 PM EST

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This was inspired by the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks.

Games like this started my obsession with making my own games. It's purely about nostalgia. The struggle Josh Baskin had in the movie "Big" was not wanting to be a kid (frozen in childhood, unable to overcome his perceived obstacles). But all I can seem to think about now is how much I'd like to go back to my childhood and re-experience the best, most care-free time in my life.

"During the first scene I knew that the PC game [Josh Baskin] was playing [was] a metaphor for the events ... to come. The ice-melting puzzle is a metaphor for Josh being stuck in adolescence and how he wants to break free and become an adult. The Zoltar machine is his gateway into adulthood but is also a representation of childhood and innocence. In the end when Josh goes back to work on the puzzle and finds a way to melt the ice, he has learned that being a kid isn't so bad and the puzzle has been completed, therefore he can go back to being a child."

--Kayla Lukacs

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Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

timing sucks

this game sucks, the timing sucks, its hard to get back to tiping before you get killed.


Rated 1 / 5 stars


I've never seen Big. I have no interest in seeing it. The only reason your getting a 2 is because I want more text adventures.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trip down nostalgia lane.

This is hilarious. There needs to be more hilarious text adventure games.
Or, text adventure games in general.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Its alright...

Its ok but its too short and dificult to understand of you havent watched Big.
I havent watched the movie so i went through the reviews to find the answer.
Its "Throw Pod" btw


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


This game is inspired by a game that appears in the movie "BIG"

In the beginning of the movie, you see Tom Hanks (As a boy) playing this particular Game.

Overall, the game pretty much sucks.

But I think you did a nice job imitating the game in the movie.

It looks identical actually.

For that, you get a 5/10

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