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Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It
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First release 1987
Also known as N/A
Developed by Infocom
Published by Infocom
Distributed by Infocom
Platforms Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST,
Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh
Resolution (unknown)
Engine Frotz
Support Not yet.
Available for

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It is a text adventure by Infocom that is comprised of puns and wordplay. There are seven chapters that can be completed in any order:

  • The Shopping Bizarre: A grocery store has products with nonsensical homonyms, such as "chocolate moose", which must be reverted to normal.
  • Playing Jacks: Words starting with "Jack" have to be constructed, with an item named "Jack of All Traits", to solve puzzles.
  • Buy the Farm: On a farm, clich├ęd expressions have to be used in their literal meaning.
  • Eat Your Words: Idioms must be used in their literal form while in a diner.
  • Act the Part: After being transported to a 1950s-style sitcom, visual gags must be performed.
  • Manor of Speaking: A strange house must be explored in a manner more akin to traditional text adventures.
  • Shake a Tower: Letters in expressions must be re-arranged to create humorous new meanings.

After these are completed, its time to meet the mayor of Punster in a final chapter that mixes the elements of the other chapters.

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