Hunt the Wumpus

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"Modern" horror survival game

Hunt the Wumpus is a turn-based text adventure game where the player is tasked with killing the Wumpus. It is cited to be one of the first in the survival horror genre.

Appearances

  • Thy Dungeonman — If you input the command SMELL/SNIFF, you get a line of dialogue saying "You smell a Wumpus", based on a line that appears in Hunt the Wumpus when the player is in a room adjacent to the Wumpus.
  • HomestarRunner.com: PAY PLUS! — The floppy disk seen during the "Trap Door" sample reads "hunt the wumpus".
  • Thy Dungeonman II — If you are not holding your nose and input the SNIFF command, you get a line of dialogue saying "Art thou wearing Wumpus, the new fragrance by Monarch?".
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (3 Oct 2022) — Strong Bad names Hunt the Wumpus among "modern horror survival games" and "triple-A titles".
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