The word is whacky. Author Craig Richard Davies has taken a leaf out of the Fergus McNeill book and Quill-ed with his tongue firmly into his cheek, which means that Custerd's Quest is a rich trifle of satirical references to all those cliches that give adventurers such feelings of deja vu.
Actually this sort of spoof on the land of trolls, castles and missing keys isn't quite so novel as it used to be, but Custerd avoids getting egg on its face thanks to some fairly full descriptions and a number of witty responses.
None of the puzzles are too difficult, but the humour is suitably silly and should raise the odd smile. There are also occasional illustrations, which are kept simple enough to appear with only the briefest delay.
Custerd isn't likely to win any awards for originality and the inlay fails to credit the Quill or explain how to use the Ramsave. But for a budget bash at some well-heeled conventions it offers a few chuckles, even if it is lacking in the belly-laugh department.
Label: Power House
Author: Craig Richard Davies
Reviewer: Jerry Muir
Silly adventure that takes side-swipes at some staples of the standard quest. Should raise a smile.