Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends (1982-1985) Super Quiz

a Everything Else by Gower

Commended by JJJ-thebanisher on 9/9/2019 10:22:32 PM

Player Rating6.51/8

"#94 overall, #4 for 2019"
based on 81 ratings since 10/13/2019
played 231 times (finished 19)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

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A comprehensive quiz + bonus fan faction about the the underrated cult classic show "Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends" (1982-1985). Questions range from really easy to really difficult.

Player Comments

Yahoo! Perfect score! (Surprised I still remember it all so well.) So glad I found this game! Thank you so much for that, Gower! This quiz really brought back some sweet, sweet nostalgia! “And we will ride through the meadows in the early morn and be our bravest in the desert storm! A shining hero today is born, it’s Kelly Unicornstriiiiider!!!” I always loved KUAF when I was my kid. In fact, I think I still have some terrible fan art of Little Lilly and Cloudchaser that I did when I was about nine hidden away in storage somewhere. (I also remember signing a petition for a DVD release a couple of years ago… But I’m guessing they didn’t get enough signatures, because nothing ever came of it.) :(

Any ways, brilliant quiz! … But I’m afraid I have to correct you on the answer to question 4. Rhea-Lynn wasn’t exactly given the two-handed axe by The Weather Bee. It was left for her by Fargo when he went off to go adventuring alone. (Although I suppose it was technically the Weather Bee that told her she could have it. Had to re-watch the episode to be sure.)

Rhea-Lynn: But Mr Weather Bee, Fargo wouldn’t have gone adventuring without his axe! Something terrible must’ve happened to him!

Weather Bee: Oh no, Rhea-Lynn, I assure you Fargo’s fine… In fact, he told me before he left that he wished to leave the axe to you. You were always a good friend to him, and he wanted to be sure that you never forgot how much he cared for you.

Rhea-Lynn: You mean he left without a weapon? That doesn’t sound like something Fargo would do. It’s too dangerous! Perhaps we should go looking for him?

Weather Bee: You dare to question the great Weather Bee? Insolent child! Just take the axe and go! I will not be called a liar by the likes of you!

Rhea-Lynn: I never called you a…

Weather Bee: GET OUT!!!

That was a pretty tense ending. I remember The Weather Bee seemed to avoid the friends for awhile after that, and spent several episodes crafting potions in his basement. I don’t think he eve spoke to Rhea-Lynn again until after she lost her hand.

The fanfic was adorable! Wasn’t keen on you shipping Kelly with Eric though. Kelly would never go for Eric, because she knows how Lily feels about him. In the show, after she was kidnapped by Cantankerous Rex, Lily as much as said that if she lost Eric, life wouldn’t be worth living. Not to mention the shrine that Lily kept in the attic of photos that she’d secretly taken of Eric, and the handful of belonging that she borrowed from him, and the plaster that she ate so that a little bit of Eric’s blood would always be inside of her. If Kelly stole Eric from her, I don’t think her little heart could’ve taken it. There’s no telling what she might’ve done. (I actually had a fan-theory when I was little that Eric also got sucked through the vortex, and he was actually Sir Humble in disguise! Unfortunately, the show was cancelled before my theory could be either confirmed or denied.)

Would’ve been nice if some of the question were a bit harder (I think the quiz is a little too easy for us hard core Kelly fans.) But other than that, it was a really great quiz! Probably the best on the site. In fact, I think the quiz would probably be even more enjoyable for people who don’t know the show so well, since there’s so many fun facts to learn. Any way, I highly recommend this quiz to hard-core fans, casual watchers and KUAF virgins alike!

Keep on reaching, Gower! Kelly will always live on in the hearts of her fans, and one day, she shall return!!! (But knowing Hollywood, they’ll probably make a terrible live action movie by the director of those God-awful Alvin and the Chipmunk films, and we’ll wish they left poor Kelly to die in peace.) :p
-- Avery_Moore on 9/14/2019 7:20:05 PM with a score of 9
Please just read the story without looking at any reviews.


I've read this twice now and I'm still really struggling with how to handle writing about it. As the rating and the fact that it's featured might suggest, there's more going on here than you'd assume at a glance. I want people to understand that this "quiz" is phenomenal and absolutely needs to be experienced, but I don't want to reveal too much.

Again, if you haven't played yet, then go do that before you continue reading this or any other review.


This is a brilliant work by Gower that kept me enthralled and unsettled right up to the end. It's not *necessarily* a horror story, but words like 'haunting', 'extremely uncomfortable' and even 'gradually increasing dread' come to mind to describe the tone.

I think the structure of the questions means that a lot of readers won't start realize what's going on until #4. Even if you're using the back button and just going down the list, you will probably have moved on once you get the right answer. If you've played it the first time like that, I recommend going through again and taking the time to read every wrong answer too. Every option adds to that unsettled feeling I mentioned before.

After #4 is tellingly when the quiz structure starts getting changed up as well.

There's more I want to say here, I really just admire so much about this story and the very...unsettling (yes, again)...way it pulls the rug out from under you and then flings you into uncomfortably personal territory with the narrator. (Who is presented as Gower himself, guy who writes storygames and posts on forums, for that extra meta feeling...)


Ultimately though the more I type the greater disservice I'm doing to anyone who ignored my requests and warnings up top and is reading this without having played. So....go and freakin play it! Until the words are inside your mind, we'll never understand each other, no matter how many times I touch your username on my screen.

I feel like I grew up watching this show too now. It was like some twisted Neverending Story, and after reading this I can remember it all so vividly.

-- mizal on 9/13/2019 12:20:49 AM with a score of 7
I would recommend not reading any reviews before reading this story. In particular, do not read this review.

Well, that was quite the experience. It sometimes felt uncomfortable, like getting to know someone a little too well, a little too abruptly, their secrets blossoming too soon, before spring, flowers wilting before they ever stood a chance. I thoroughly enjoyed the direction that the author took this quiz in. This was the most unique piece of interactive fiction that I have ever read. In general -- for most stories -- it's not too hard to predict whether a particular choice will expand the branching tree or simply progress the current branch. This story was deceptive; there were numerous times when I expected to progress, but found myself discovering yet another fleshed out nook or cranny.

The author's brought Kelly Unicornstrider to life. With respect to the show, his attention to detail was sensational. There were plenty of nods and flourishes that revealed how much care was put into that aspect of the story. The writing was also terrific and every page was a pleasure. There were three or four unintentional typos that I caught, but they didn't detract much from the prose.

My only major complaint with this story was that it was too short. 10,000 words does not suffice when the author clearly has so much to say.

An excellent story overall!
-- JJJ-thebanisher on 9/9/2019 10:22:29 PM with a score of 4
This story came to my attention and I took a look. I originally looked at the title and thought, "Oh, another quiz." I was born in 1974 and I've never heard of this show. At the time, I watched a lot of cartoons, so I'm surprised by my ignorance. I imagine it's like Rainbow Brite and horrible. But that's not the point. This is a solid piece of writing and it made me laugh out loud, which is harder and harder to do in my senescence. Great job!
-- madglee on 1/23/2020 1:39:33 PM with a score of 2
**Please do not read this review unless you've already played through the game**.

I honestly think this was my favourite story of yours to date. I saw it on your profile initially, but I didn't read it, since I didn't know the show. I should have known better...

You had me hooked from start to finish. I read through all the endings on this one. (At least, I think I did). There was one ending where I got more points but, I chose this ending because it was the only one that turned out half-decently for your self-inserted protagonist. And I really wanted to find that 'happy' ending.

The writing in this was so poetic, it was incredible. I read through each and every option for all of the choices, each one causing the narrative to turn even more sinister, but at the same time adding more depth to your tale.

I don't know what it was about this that I liked so much. Maybe it was the fact that life isn't as perfect as we want it to be, that sometimes bad things happen whether we want them to or not. (And those awful things sometimes come disguised.) Maybe it was the fact that I wasn't sure what to expect going into this quiz, and the sheer shock power stunned me, causing me to be curious as to how much darker the story can get. Whatever it was, it struck an emotional note with me.

I think this is the first story I've rated an 8/8. Well done.
-- Reader82 on 1/16/2020 4:15:29 AM with a score of 7
Really enjoyable
-- Austinc on 10/8/2019 3:17:14 PM with a score of 0
God this game is good. Now before I spoil anything, GO PLAY THE FUCKING GAME. It does not matter if you have never seen this amazing show. Don’t look up the show, don’t read any reviews, just pick every single option in this story and come back to this review then. I can not say how important it is to not be spoiled by these reviews. This game is too go to be spoiled so go play it now, or I’ll sacrifice you like Kelly.

Now I have to say, as not only a writer, though also a super fan of this show, I loved this story. It is so enthralling to be consumed by the nostalgia of this show. While I’m not old enough to have seen this when it first aired, a few years ago I was an addict and consumed every piece of media for this show imaginable. Hell, I even have the old plushies, and the kelly one alone set me back a good 60$.

Back whenever I first watched this show I even wrote some fan fiction on it, about ten thousand words of fanfiction to be exact, though there is no way I’m posting it here. It is god awful.

Though in regards to the quiz itself, I loved it. I captured what I loved about the show, while challenging my knowledge of it’s more obscure details. I did get a perfect score though, so I guess I am a superfan after all.

In any case this is one hell of a read, written by another super fan of this amazing show. Your undying commitment to the show and kelly is admireable, and I happen to have a mint condition copy of the issue you were talking about. So if you wish to buy it off me, please pm, though it is not cheap, let me tell you.

I loved this story, and I give it a 6 because while I love it, a quiz can only do so much.

6 out of 8
-- MicroPen on 10/5/2019 12:29:20 PM with a score of 9
Well... that was rather cryptic, but nice reading nonetheless, the tone was set properly and the uniqueness that the'words' are trying to conserve with 'you' was a very nice twist. Flawless grammar but that's rather expected from you Gower.

As for the actual quiz, I really have no authority to judge since I heard this show for the first time, and only played this because I like you... Uhhh I mean because of the free point I got a big fat 0 though, which wasn't really that surprising.(And I totally did NOT choose the sunscreen option)

Jokes aside, good atmosphere and setting, and please write more quality content like this!
-- ShoujoAddict on 9/23/2019 11:56:51 AM with a score of 0
THE PAGE DON'T LET ME PUT MY REVIEW
-- poison_mara on 9/22/2019 4:37:15 AM with a score of 1
Really fun quiz! I thought I loved KUaF, but it turns out I'm a bit of an amateur compared to the author!
Kinda weird that he never mentioned going to KellyCon though, I would've thought a big fan like him would have loved it. I remember back at KellyCon 1999 in Miami, wearing my Weather Bee costume and meeting a cute girl dressed like Rhea-Lynn. I'd go into more detail, but a unicornstrider doesn't kiss and tell! It's a shame they've discontinued the con, but I guess attendance was slipping. It's always fun to remember though!
-- pugpup1 on 9/16/2019 7:24:01 PM with a score of 0
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