#adventuregame

Dune is a mixture between a real-time strategy game and an adventure game. It was developed by French company Cryo Interactive Entertainment and published by British company Virgin Games. The game was also released for PC and Amiga.

Dune is based on the novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. It takes place in the 11th millennium where man has settled on many planets and the hole galaxy is ruled by a single emperor. Space travel is possible via a substance called which can be used by members of the guild of navigators to bend space, thus enabling changing to any location without even moving. This makes spices the most valuable substance in the universe. Unfortunately, it can only be found on on a single planet. This planet, Arrakis, consists mostly of vast sand deserts and is often referred to by the name of "Dune". The emperor had tasked the House of Harkonnen with harvesting the spice on Dune, but has now given the task to House of Atreides. You take the role of Paul Atreides, who is also the main character in the book and the son of Leto, the lord of Atreides. You must ensure that enough spice is produced to please the emperor, but there is also need to establish a military force, since the Harkonnen (who haven't left Arrakis) are arch enemies of the Atreides and will try to destroy the Atreides.

1 day, 17 hours ago

Spiderman - Episodio 3: Destino Incrociato! ("Entwined Destiny!" - note that Dr. Doom is called "Dottor Destino" in Italy) or L'Uomo Ragno: Destino Incrociato! is a point-and-click adventure with action elements. It was developed by Italian company Simulmondo. It is the third and last part of Simulmondo's series of episodic Spiderman adventures. It also came out for Amiga. As far as I know, all episodes where only released in Italian language.
This time, Dr. Doom sets out to steal a precious emerald from a museum in New York. He needs the stone for his latest scheme to take over the world.
While being a point-and-click adventure, the game also features direct controls. Occasionally, Spiderman has to fight villains, and their some fighting mechanics for that. Spiderman can punch or use his web sling as weapon. He can also duck, jump and run.

5 days, 18 hours ago

Tenebres ("Darkness") is an adventure game developed and published by French company Rainbow Production. It was only released in French language, as far as I know.

The gods of good have imprisoned the dark god, but an evil sorcerer wants to free the dark god again. In order to achieve this, he captures the princess of the realm. Your task as a hero is to rescue the princess and to prevent the liberation of the dark god.

The game is "seletable choice" type of adventure. You get a text describing your current situation and two or more choices what to do next.

1 week, 5 days ago

Mad' in Cashcais is a text-adventure by Portuguese developer The Graphics People and released by Portuguese company Cascaismicro. The game was written with The Quill.

You play as Clive Sinclair himself. You have bought a copy of the game "Elite", but since you wear glasses, you are unable to use the decoding lens for the copy protection. Hence, you travel to the Portuguese city of Cascais to find a copy of the game without the copy protection.

2 weeks, 6 days ago

La Chose de Grotemburg ("The Thing of Grotemburg") is an illutrated text-adventure developed and released by Ubi Soft (now Ubisoft). As far as I know, it was only released in French language.
The game is a parody of creature horror films.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Chichén Itzá is an illustrated text-adventure developed and published by Spanish company Aventuras A.D. As far as I know, it was only released in Spanish language. Chichén Itzá also came out for PC, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Atari ST, C64, Amstrad CPC and Amstrad PCW. It is the third part of a trilogy, which started with La Diosa de Cozumel and continued with Los Templos Sagrados.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Tequila & Boom-Boom is a point-and-lick adventure developed by Italian company Dynabyte and published by Italian company Sacis. While it was only released in Italy (as far as I know), the game is bilingual and can be played in either Italian or English.

The game is a nod to classical Westerns and the Western films starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, and it uses cartoon animal characters instead of people.

You start the game with playing Tequila, a drifter, gunman and troublemaker. He comes to a place called "Stinky Town", somewhere in New Mexico, on his way to find a "less civilized" place. He stops at the town to pay visit to some old friends, but it's not for long until he gets in the way of a ruthless banker, who is controlling the town and who is after a beautiful young woman and her family's land.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Kampf um Trubelland (roughly "Battle for Confusion-Land") is a point-and-click adventure game developed by German company Trinet and published by the German NOG Informationskreis Kernenergie. It is an advertising game for promoting nuclear power.

2 months ago

Sfinx is a point-and-click adventure game by Polish company L.K. Avalon. It was only released in Polish language, as far as I know.
You play two characters, Wocek and Andzia. They get told by an old Professor that a flying saucer crashed somewhere on Earth, and the kids need to help it.

During gameplay, you can always switch between Wocek and Andzia. Several actions will only be performed by one character. Both have a limited inventory space of only four objects.

2 months ago

Noc ("Night") is a point-and-click adventure game by Polish company R&M Soft which was published by Polish company L.K. Avalon.

You play one of two characters who needs to rescue his friends from an alternate reality. You can either choose the "butcher" or the "hacker". One relies more on strength, the other more on brains (however, according to a review I found, only the very first puzzle changes depending on your choice).

2 months ago

Yami Fuku Natsu - Teito Monogatari Futatabi (闇吹く夏 - 帝都物語ふたたび,Darkness Blowing Summer - Tales of the Imperial Capitol, 2nd time) is an adventure game developed by H.a.n.d. and published by B-Factory. It was only released in Japan.
Teito Monogatari is a series of novels by Japanese author Hiroshi Aramata. It has spin-off series called Sim-Feng Shui. Yami Fuku Natsu is actually based on the spin-off series.

The story begins with Tokyo being hit by storm and heavy rainfall, which does various damage. More important, someone removes stones important for some kind of energy flow, which causes spiritual disturbances. A young man called Hiroshi gets accidentally pulled into this when he almost crashes into Feng Shui master Tatsuto Kuroda. Kuroda looses a disk which Hiroshi finds and tries out at home on his computer. The disk contains a mysterious program called Sim-Feng Shui. However, the start of the program somehow wakes up a strange being, and Hiroshi gets pulled into some kind of parallel, spiritual version of reality where he gets attacked by a seemingly empty Samurai armour. Hiroshi later wakes up and the whole thing seems like a dream, but nevertheless strange things happen around him and more and more people ask him to investigate.

While the game is reminiscent of Resident Evil, as it features static, pre-rendered backgrounds from multiple angles with characters rendered in real-time 3D, and tank controls, it is an adventure game foremost. There are occasional action sequences where you get transferred into the spirit world and need to avoid enemies while searching for the exit. However, they are not so prominent and long that I would call Yami Fuku Natsu an action-adventure. During the action sequences, you have a health bar which is depleted when you take hits or when you run, but it will also fill up again if stand still.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Clock Tower - The First Fear is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Human Entertainment. It is a port of the game Clock Tower for the SNES, and it was only released in Japan (there was a game called Clock Tower released in North America and Europe, but this was the renamed Clock Tower 2). Clock Tower was also released for PC and Wonderswan.

The story is is about a teenage girl called Jennifer Simpson who lives at an orphanage in Romsdalen, Norway. She and three other girls from the orphanage get adopted by a wealthy man called Simon Burrows, who lives in a secluded mansion called the "Clock Tower" deep in the forests. A woman called Mary brings the girls to the mansion. After they have arrived, Mary leaves to find Mr. Barrows. Since Mary does not return after a while, Jennifer leaves to search for her. Shortly after leaving the others, the lights suddenly go out and Jennifer hears the others scream. She heads back, but the other girls have disappeared. To make matters worse, a little man with deformed features appears. He is wielding and a giant pair of scissors and goes after Jennifer to kill her.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Discworld Noir is a point-and-click adventure game by British company Perfect Entertainment. It was published by GT Interactive and came out for PC, too. It is based on the Disworld novels by Terry Pratchett.

Unlike Perfect Entertainment's first two Discworld games, which were loosely based on several books, Discworld Noir features an own unique story and a new protagonist, created for the game. As the title suggests, the game incorporates many elements and tropes of the film noir genre, especially from the classic detective stories like The Maltese Falcon. Although it still contains a lot of humour from the Discworld books, tone and style are much darker and more serious than the previous games.
You take the role of Lewton, former member of Ankh-Morpork's city watch and now the first private eye of the Discworld. Sarcastic, bitter and notoriously broke, Lewton isn't doing too well. One day, a mysterious yet beautiful woman comes to his office and hires him for a case. She wants Lewton to find her lover, a man called Mundy. Mundy had been on a travel abroad and gone missing just after he had arrived back in Ankh-Morpork a few days ago. It does not take long until the first people tell Lewton that shying away from the case would be better for his help, and the more Lewton digs, the bigger and more sinister the case becomes.

While the game also has object-based puzzles, the focus is more on detective work, like interrogating people and gathering clues. Lewton writes down information automatically in a notebook, and he can ask people about the notes and sometimes has to combine his notes with clues or objects in order to progress.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is a Kickstarter game developed by Suzaku and published by Top Hat Studios, that originally came out at the end of August 2020. Five months later the game was ported to Nintendo Switch in early January 2021. That didn't sit right with a certain, small group of people on Twitter and demanded the game to be censored but Top Hat Studios stood their ground and refused. Is the game as vulgar and harmful as these on social media claim? No. Of course it isn't! But is there something else to criticize about the game itself?

My name is Siperos and these are my thoughts on Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story!

Link to HeroOfLight's channel, whose footage of the game I also used in this video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCxBrsDEHnBFjowxy4q9dzg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/siperos1?lang=fi&lang=fi&lang=fi&lang=fi
Minds: https://www.minds.com/siperos/

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Jack the Ripper is an illustrated text-adventure by British company St. Bride's School, which was published by British company CRL Group PLC. It was also released for Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. It was made with Gilsoft's Professional Adventure Writing System.

You play a man who accidentally stumbles across the Ripper's latest victim. The police arrive and think that you are the murderer. You wrest yourself free and escape. Unfortunately, you cause the death of a person during your flight. Now you need to find the real murderer to prove your innocence and avoid being arrested.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

Nishimura Kyoutarou Mystery - Hokutosei no Onna ("西村京太郎ミステリー 北斗星の女,Nishimura Kyoutarou Mystery - The North Star Woman) is an adventure game developed by TOSE and released by Naxat Soft. It is based on one of the works of Japanese detective story writer Kyoutarou Nishimura.

A man gets stabbed at the door of his apartment in Tokyo. He is found dead inside his apartment later. Inspector Totsugawa and his assistant Kamei take on the investigation. They have hardly begun as an acquaintance of the victim gets murdered in a hotel in Hokkaidou. You take the role of Kamei during the investigation.

The game is played from a first-person perspective. You choose commands from a list. Gameplay revolves around detective work like questioning witnesses, searching crime scenes for clues and evidence, gathering information etc.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

...Iru! (・・・いる!)is an adventure game developed by Soft Machine and published by Takara. It was only released in Japan. This video shows an English fan translation of the game.

...Iru! takes place in a school on a remote Japanese island. You play one of the senior students. It's late in the evening, but you, several of your classmates and the art teacher are still at school to finish the preparation for a school festival the next day. You have been haunted by a nightmare time and time again, showing a girl being chased and killed by something, then reappearing and giving you a warning to flee the island with everyone before the moon disappears. It doesn't stop there, as more and more strange things appear. The phone line's been cut, someone lowered the fire shutters, you find out that the art teacher seems to be collecting occult books, and some of your classmates display increasingly weird behaviour.

The game is played from a 1st person perspective with the environment rendered in real-time 3D. You can run, crouch and look up and down. There seem to be object-based puzzles, but the beginning of the game consists mostly of exploring and talking to people.

3 months ago

Der Blaue Kristall (English title: The Blue Crystal / French title: Le Crystal Bleu) is an illustrated text-adventure developed by German company Rainbow Arts and published by German company Ariolasoft. It was released in German, English and French language under corresponding titles.

It's the year 3111. Living on Earth becomes increasingly hard. Abnormal plant growth and various diseases have turned several continents uninhabitable, while other places slowly turned into deserts. A small group of about a hundred people have fled to a lonely isle in the mysterious Sargossa Sea. They discover ancient inscriptions which predict the extinction of mankind for the 31st century. However, they also mention a large, blue diamond with mysterious powers which can prevent the downfall of mankind. The natives of the island brought this diamond to a subterranean cave, and the people on the island decide to send one of them to try to obtain the diamond. Of course, you take this role in the game.

3 months ago

Nythyhel is a text-adventure by British programmer Anthony Collins. It was created using the Quill Adventure System. The game was originally developed for ZX Spectrum and Amstard CPC and released in 1986 by The Adventure Workshop. The C64 version was released by The Guild Adventure Software. The C64 release has a few illustrations, but significantly less than the other versions. There was also a remake of the game called Mythyhel which was only released for the ZX Spectrum.

3 months, 1 week ago

Horror Hotel is a text-adventure developed and released by Dutch company Radarsoft. As far as I know, it was only released in Dutch language. There is a 1988 PC game of the same name by the same author which is also a text-only adventure. It seems to share only the basic premise with the C64 game, though.

You play an unnamed adventurer who gets captured by the (former) vampire Dr. A. Cula. You got knocked out and regain consciousness in a broom closet of a hotel. There is a curse on the hotel, however, so you cannot leave. As Dr. Cula appears to be up to no good, your goal is to kill Dr. Cula and lift the curse.

The game is text only, but it has some helpful displays. In the upper left corner of the screen, you see a small map of all screens you have discovered for each floor of the hotel. In the upper right corner, all visible exits are displayed, as well as an index if there is a portable object.
The game runs in real-time and has a time limit to complete. A constantly running counter is displayed on screen. If the timer is below a certain number, Dr. Cula will search the hotel for you.

3 months, 1 week ago

Spider-Man - The Sinister Six is an adventure game with various action sequences. It was developed by Brooklyn Multimedia and Hypnotix, Inc. and published Byron Preiss Multimedia Company (a German version was also released by BMM GmbH).

Mary Jane has finally got a role in a Hollywood action film which is being shot in New York. Unfortunately, the director treats her and everyone else like garbage. But his isn't by far the biggest problem, since the Sinister Six have returned and decided to meddle with the film's production to give Spider-Man a bad name.

You take control Peter Park/Spider-Man. The game is split up into various scenes where you either solve puzzles or fight one member of the Sinister Six in a mini game.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Young Sherlock - The Legacy of Doyle is an adventure game by Pack-in-Video. The game uses the young Sherlock Holmes character from 1985 movie Young Sherlock Holmes, but it is no adaption of the film's story. Instead, the story is about a new case. As far as I can tell, a wealthy man called Doyle was allegedly murdered by his daughter Cindy, who is missing.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Loom is a point-and-click adventure. It was originally developed and released by Lucasfilm Games (later called LucasArts). The PC-Engine CD/ Turbografx CD was developed by Realtime Associates and released by Turbo Technologies (in the US) and Victor Musical Industries (in Japan). The game was also released for PC, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, classic Mac and CDTV.

Loom takes place in a fantasy world where the people are organized in guilds. You take the role of Bobbin Threadbare, a young member of the Guild of Weavers. The Weavers have mastered to weave with light and music, and they are able to cast magic by using their distaffs. Bobbin has been kept from learning this art, however, since the Elders of the Guild are afraid of him. Ever since his birth, more and more chaos has spread throughout the world, and the Elders are convinced that Bobbin is the cause of it. On his 17th birthday he is summoned by the Elders who are going to decide over his fate. But things do not turn out as intended. All of a sudden, a swan appears in the room and magically transforms the Elders and later all other Weavers into swans, then they all fly away. Now Bobbin is left alone and needs to find out what has happened.

Loom controls a bit differently than other LucasArts adventures. You do not have an inventory and thus no object puzzles. Instead, Bobbin can cast spells by playing a sequence of four notes on his distaff. The spells are obtained by examining various objects. Some spells can be used for the opposite effect by playing the notes backwards. For example, an opening spell can be used to close things this way.

Fun fact: According to the book "Rogue Leaders", Loom was not planned to be part of a trilogy, but two sequels called "Forge" and "The Fold" were considered later on. Both of them were not made, however.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Note: I had to split the whole video in two.

Loom is a point-and-click adventure. It was originally developed and released by Lucasfilm Games (later called LucasArts). The PC-Engine CD/ Turbografx CD was developed by Realtime Associates and released by Turbo Technologies (in the US) and Victor Musical Industries (in Japan). The game was also released for PC, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, classic Mac and CDTV.

Loom takes place in a fantasy world where the people are organized in guilds. You take the role of Bobbin Threadbare, a young member of the Guild of Weavers. The Weavers have mastered to weave with light and music, and they are able to cast magic by using their distaffs. Bobbin has been kept from learning this art, however, since the Elders of the Guild are afraid of him. Ever since his birth, more and more chaos has spread throughout the world, and the Elders are convinced that Bobbin is the cause of it. On his 17th birthday he is summoned by the Elders who are going to decide over his fate. But things do not turn out as intended. All of a sudden, a swan appears in the room and magically transforms the Elders and later all other Weavers into swans, then they all fly away. Now Bobbin is left alone and needs to find out what has happened.

Loom controls a bit differently than other LucasArts adventures. You do not have an inventory and thus no object puzzles. Instead, Bobbin can cast spells by playing a sequence of four notes on his distaff. The spells are obtained by examining various objects. Some spells can be used for the opposite effect by playing the notes backwards. For example, an opening spell can be used to close things this way.

Fun fact: At least the computer versions came with a tape containing a radio play that told the story of Bobbin's birth.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Discworld II - Missing Presumed...!? (known as Discworld II - Mortality Bytes!) is a point-and-click adventure. It was developed by British company Perfect Entertainment and published by Sega. It was also released for PC and Playstation. The Saturn port came out only in Europe.

The game is based of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. The idea of the story is derived from the novel Reaper Man, but it does not follow the story of the novel. The idea is that Death has mysteriously disappeared, and now noone is there to collect the souls of the dead. People are still dying, but their souls remain in their dead bodies, turning them into undead, which causes lots of trouble. When the wizard Windle Poons also turns into a zombie, the Arch Chancellor of the Unseen University has had enough and decides to summon Death by performing the rite of AshkEnte. You take role of the wizard Rincewind and get the task to gather the equipment for the rite.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Serpent's Star is an illustrated text-adventure written and published by Ultrasoft. It was later re-released by Broderbund and also came out for Apple II and Atari 8-bit.

You play an archaeologist called Mac Steel who travels Tibet in search of a legendary gem called The Serpent's Star. To find it, you need to study various ancient scrolls which unfortunately had been taken from you by a rival.

4 months ago

A 320 is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by French company Loriciels. You play the pilot of an Airbus 320 which gets hijacked during the flight. The game incorporates a "simulator light"sequence where you operate the plane.

4 months ago

Final episode of the game. Now we see what has been behind our various recent missions.

4 months, 1 week ago

Episode 7. We find a giant, mysterious ship which is about to land right on a colony.

4 months, 1 week ago

1483 - Anno Domini is a mixture between dungeon-crawler and adventure game. It was developed and published by German company Jumping Bird Press and released as shareware. It was only released in German language afaik.

The story takes place in Britain in the year 1483. King Edward IV. has died, leaving the throne to his 12-year old son, Edward V. Not before long, young Edward gets usurped and thrown into the Tower of London. Historically, Edward probably died in the Tower the same year (he was never seen again), but the game has an alternate scenario in which your can rescue Edward. You play a knight who is asked to infiltrate the Tower and free the prisoner.

The game is played from a first-person perspective with fieldwise movement and 90-degree turns. You have four commands to interact with your environment: talk, look, take/use and fight. NPCs are displayed via digitized photos and do not move on their own. NPCs usually do not attack you, but you can start a fight with many of them, if you want. Some NPCs must be fought as they either block your way or hold certain important items.
Fighting takes place on a dedicated screen. You can attack and block on three different sides. When you attack, you first gather power and then strike. The longer you wait, the more damage is done by your attack, but you give your enemy also more time to block your attack.
Health can be replenished by consuming food. You do not have experience points and levels, but you can find protective equipment and better weapons.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Episode 6. Kirk, Scotty and Chekov get get trapped in a museum during a terrorist attack.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Episode 5. The Enterprise is sent to investigate a mysterious rift where all expeditions, who wanted to map it, have disappeared without a trace. What could possibly go wrong?

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Alive ... Behind the Moon! (also released as Moon 2037) is a mix between adventure game and survival simulator. It was developed by the French "Dialogo Team" and released by French company CPIO Multimedia, and distributed by German company Nova Media Verlag. I don't know if a French or English language version was ever released.
The game is a remake of Alive, which was released in 1991 for the Amstrad CPC by French company Lankhor.

Something weird is going on on the dark side of the moon. Something strange is polluting it. Various sects are interpreting this as a sign and propagate panic. The resulting uproar is a threat to an industrial cartel, so they they decide to send someone to the moon to find out what's going on. The cartel bribes a spaceship off the army and hires two people to fly to the moon, promising them one million dollars reward if they get back. You play one of these men, a former astronaut called James Butterfield. Unfortunately, something goes wrong on the flight, and the ship crash-lands on the dark side of the moon. It turns out there is a breathable atmosphere, vegetation and water there. But that's the only good news, as your ship is broken and your partner Sven is severely injured. So you need to take care of Sven and then find a way to get home.

The game is played from a first person perspective. You move around similar to games like Myst: the environment consists of pre-rendered still shots, and you move or turn around in steps with your cursor. You have a compass and a detector for lifeforms at your disposal. The detector is important, since enemies like wolves move in realtime. You can get into fights with hostile creatures, where you have to click on moving hit zones in real-time. Naturally, you also got a health meter. Apart from that, you also have a hunger, a thirst and a fatigue meter, so you need to eat, drink and sleep enough.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

On to the fourth episode. We look after a strange distress call from an almost barren world.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

I did another part. The third episode deals with the comeback of someone well-known from the TV series.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Second part of the video.

Star Trek - Judgment Rites is a point-and-click adventure, developed and published by Interplay, which is based on the original Star Trek series. It was first released for PC only, but in 1995, an enhanced CD version was released which also came out for classic Mac. The new version features voice acting by the original cast.

The game is a sequel to Interplay's first adventure, Star Trek - The 25th Anniversary. It follows the concept of its predecessor: the game is divided into several episodes which are isolated mini-adventures. They are introduced like normal episodes of the TV series. Over the course of the game, you will get to know a background story which ties together all of the events.

In each episode, an away team is sent to a location consisting of several screens. You control Kirk who is always part of the team. Other members can be ordered to do things via the use icon. Naturally, Spock comes into play regarding the analysis of all kinds of things, for example, and McCoy cares about medical tasks. After you complete an episode, you get an evaluating you well you performed: there are multiple outcomes for every episode and multiple ways to solve puzzles. You get score penalties for non-optimal solutions or not reaching important goals. Furthermore, the score goes down for non-Starfleet behaviour, like unnecessary violence, being to reckless or disregarding core principles.

Between missions, you take control of the Enterprise. You can run into fights with other starships, which play similar to space flight shooters like Wing Commander. You can deactivate the fights, if you like, then you will only have an encounter if you travel to the wrong location for the current mission.

Fun fact: this was Interplay's last Star trek adventure game. In 1997, Interplay announced a third game called "Secret of Vulcan Fury". After several years of delays, it was finally cancelled. See for example: http://www.vulcanfury.com/

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Note: The original video of two hours would not process, so I split the video into two parts.

Star Trek - Judgment Rites is a point-and-click adventure, developed and published by Interplay, which is based on the original Star Trek series. It was first released for PC only, but in 1995, an enhanced CD version was released which also came out for classic Mac. The new version features voice acting by the original cast.

The game is a sequel to Interplay's first adventure, Star Trek - The 25th Anniversary. It follows the concept of its predecessor: the game is divided into several episodes which are isolated mini-adventures. They are introduced like normal episodes of the TV series. Over the course of the game, you will get to know a background story which ties together all of the events.

In each episode, an away team is sent to a location consisting of several screens. You control Kirk who is always part of the team. Other members can be ordered to do things via the use icon. Naturally, Spock comes into play regarding the analysis of all kinds of things, for example, and McCoy cares about medical tasks. After you complete an episode, you get an evaluating you well you performed: there are multiple outcomes for every episode and multiple ways to solve puzzles. You get score penalties for non-optimal solutions or not reaching important goals. Furthermore, the score goes down for non-Starfleet behaviour, like unnecessary violence, being to reckless or disregarding core principles.

Between missions, you take control of the Enterprise. You can run into fights with other starships, which play similar to space flight shooters like Wing Commander. You can deactivate the fights, if you like, then you will only have an encounter if you travel to the wrong location for the current mission.

Fun fact: this was Interplay's last Star trek adventure game. In 1997, Interplay announced a third game called "Secret of Vulcan Fury". After several years of delays, it was finally cancelled. See for example: http://www.vulcanfury.com/

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Chewy - Esc from F5 is a point-and-click adventure by German company New Generation Software (not to be confused with the British company of the same name) and published by German company Blue Byte. The US release was published under the label Play Byte.

You play as Chewy, a pink alien who goes on a mission along with his partner Clint to break into a space station called F5. F5 is run by different race of aliens called the Bork. Within F5, they hold the powerful "Red Glump" and want to use it use it for their evil purposes. Chewy and Clint's task is to steal the glump. Clint manages to obtain it and escapes, but the Bork chase him, and his spaceship gets caught in a wormhole. Clint then crashes down on Earth, while gets Chewy gets caught by the Bork and imprisosed on F5. So now Chewy must find a way out of F5, then rescue Clint and regain the glump.

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Gobliins 2 - The Prince Buffoon (simply called Gobliins 2 in the US) is a point-and-click adventure game developed and released by French company Coktel Vision, with the US release handled by Sierra On-Line. It also came out for Amiga, Atari ST and classic Mac.
The king of the Goblins is again down on his luck. After having been cursed in the first game, a demon has now kidnapped his son. Once again, a group of Goblins is sent out to fix the problem.

Unlike the first game, where you control three Goblins, you now control two (hence the spelling Gobliins), Fingus and Winkle. Both them are new characters. Several things have changed compared to the first game. The latter had you solve puzzles on series of single screens, and only one of the Goblins was able to take and use objects (and then only one at the time). Now, both Goblins can pick up and use objects, and you have a regular inventory. Also, environments consists of several connected screens .Both characters still have different strengths and weaknesses. Fingus is more cautious and diplomatic, and he is often the only one who can operate mechanisms. Winkle is more daring and scruffy, and he is much less hesitant to take everything which is not nailed down. Unsurprisingly, you need make good use of both characters to progress. Many puzzles require precise timing and a quick switch between characters.

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Captive is an illustrated text-adventure by German company Mania-Soft. You play someone unknown who has been kidnapped by two criminals called Buck and Jack Share. They demanded a ransom of $20.000 to let you go. Right now, they have the money, but you are still held captive. The goal is to find the money and escaped with it.

5 months ago

Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity is a point-and-click adventure game. It was developed and published by Spectrum Holobyte, and it also came out for classic Mac. As the title suggests, it was based on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, but it features an original story.

The Enterprise is on patrol at the border of the neutral zone when they receive a distress call from a small approaching vessel. The vessel heeds from Garid, a world allied with the Romulan Empire, and has thus violated Federation space. It turns out the ship is chased by Warbird from Garid. The people on the smaller vessel beg Picard for help, while the Garideans on the Warbird state they are dealing with an internal affair the Federation should not get involved in. Here the game starts with your decision how to react.

The game has a similar formula as Interplay's adventure games based on the classic series. The game is divided into several missions and tasks the crew has to deal with. These take place on different planets, space stations etc. where you have a "mini-adventure" with a few screens. You control an away team of four characters, and you have several common Star Trek gadgets at your disposal, like a tricorder or a phaser. There are several ways to solve problems and several possible outcomes to the mission. Between missions, you get to control the Enterprise to some extend. You can set destinations on your own, control the ship in tactical battles and manage the engine section. You can delegate the fighting and the engine to Worf and Geordie. but if you play on a higher level difficulty (there are three), they can be overtaxed in some fights. On the other hand, you have more freedom at higher difficulty, e.g. you can choose which crew members are part of the away team.
There is also an overarching plot connecting all missions, and there also several different outcomes to the story depending on your choices in the game.

5 months ago

The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click adventure game. It was developed by LucasArts and published by JVS Musical Industries (in the US) and Victor Entertainment (in Japan). The Mega CD/ Sega CD version was not released in Europe. The game was also released for PC, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns and classic Mac.

The story takes place in the Caribbean. A young man called Guybrush Threepwood wants to become a pirate. He seeks out pirates on an island called Melee Island. The leaders of the local pirates give him three trials he has to fulfill. Yet, Guybrush's trouble do not end there, since he finds out there is a grim ghost pirate called LeCuck who terrorizes the pirates.

5 months, 1 week ago

Nostalgia 1907 is a visual novel. It was developed and published by Sur Dé Wave and also released for NEC PC-98, Fujitsu FM Towns and Sharp X68000.

The story takes place on a cruise ship called "Nostalgia" in 1907. The ship sets off from Britain to cross the Atlantic. While on the open sea, several explosions damage the ship. Shortly after, another explosion destroys the communications room and kills the radio operator.Apparently, someone on the ship has caused the explosions, as the captain finds a message in his cabin where the perpetrator demands the "Mist of Russia".

The game is mostly composed of still shots with text. Occasionally, you have to choose what to reply. There also some conversations, e.g. interrogations, where you can choose to reply in a neutral, a more offensive or a more restraint or appeasing manner.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Goblins 3 is a point-and-click adventure game developed and released by French company Coktel Vision. It was published by Sierra in North America under the title Goblins Quest 3. The game also came out for Amiga and classic Mac.
After controlling three Goblins at the same time in the first game and two in the second, you now control only a single Goblin. His name is Blount, and he is working for a newspaper. The story begins with Blount setting out to do interviews with Queen Xina and King Bodd, who are rulers of two nations at war with each other. The King and Queen are fighting over the right to explore a mysterious labyrinth. The labyrinth contains secrets which might fulfill the wishes of the one who discovers them. Blount travels via airship to the countries, but the ship comes across a zone where stones are constantly fired into the sky. The captain and crew abandon ship, but Blount is sleeping soundly and misses the evacuation. Left alone on a ship which is about to fall from the sky, Blount first must find a way to escape the ship.
While you control only one Goblin, you meet several other characters during the game who will accompany you for a while. You can switch back and forth to this characters just like in the other games. Naturally, there are again many puzzles requiring the quick switch between to characters.

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Mystery of the Mummy is an adventure game by German developer Time Warp Productions. It was published by German company Rainbow Arts and came out for C64 and Amiga, as well. The original German version was released under the title Bozuma.

The story takes place in in Hamburg in 1912. You play a lawyer (you can choose name) who has just travelled to Hamburg with his driver Wilhelm. On arrival, a man called Rabensberg calls you on the phone. He tells you the story of a mummy which was brought to Germany from Cameroon in the 1880s. Rebensberg's father was a member of the expedition which brought the mummy from Africa. The locals on the expedition claimed, a curse was lying upon the mummy, and several members of the expedition became ill after discovering it. The mummy was brought to Hamburg by Rabensberg's father after the leader of the expedition fell ill, as well. Shortly after arriving in Hamburg, Rabensberg's father agreed to lend the mummy for an exhibition in Berlin. However, the mummy was stolen. Now, Mr. Rabensberg has seen an announcement in a Hamburg newspaper that an African mummy will be sold at an auction in a few days, and he begs you to check if this the mummy which was stolen back in the days. What seems like a trivial matter soons heats up when a scientist examining the mummy gets killed.

The game does not have classical puzzles, but focuses on detective work instead. You collect hints and information, talk to people and deduce where to look next. Time is a crucial factor, as you have got only a few days and time is passing continuously. You need to travel around Hamburg a lot, and each travel takes up time. You can choose to walk (slower) or go by car (faster), but the car has a limited amount of fuel and your money (you need to pay for the fuel) is also limited. Moreover, you need to eat and sleep, as well. You can also phone many places. The game comes with a phone/address list and a map of Hamburg.

6 months ago

Note: Yes, that didn't age well.

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender is an adventure game developed and released by MicroProse. It was also released for the classic Macintosh.

Rex Nebular is a space pilot who got hired to find a precious vase on a remote planet. Unfortunately, when he arrives at the planet, Rex' ship gets shot by a cloaked battleship, and Rex crashes down on the planet. Being a notorious womanizer, Rex soon finds out there's good news and bad news for him. The good news is that the planet is populated solely by women. the bad news is that this is due to a war between the sexes which ended in the men getting wiped out, and men stranding on this planet are kept as slaves or used as guinea pigs in experiments. To make matters worse, Rex' ship has been damaged beyond repair...

6 months, 1 week ago

Return of the Phantom is a point-and-click adventure which was developed and released by MicroProse. The story builds upon the famous novel The Phantom of the Opera. It starts off in present-day Paris (i.e. 1993, the game's release year) where a horrible incident overshadows the premier of the opera Don Juan Triumphant. A large chandelier crashes down into the audience, killing several people and causing chaos. You take the role of Raoul Montand, an inspector, who happens to be among the audience. Raoul discovers that many aspects of the incident hint at the famous Phantom of the Opera, who had supposedly lived in the catacombs below the opera house in the 1880s. Not only was Don Juan Triumphant allegedly written by the Phantom, he also crashed the chandelier back in the 1880s, and several members of the staff claim to have seen the Phantom around. Some think the Phantom is after the singer, who coincidently is called Christine, just like the singer the Phantom was in love with in 1881.

6 months, 1 week ago

Mahou no Shojou Silky Lip ("Magical Girl Silky Lip") (魔法の少女シルキーリップ) is an adventure game. It was developed by Telenet Japan and published under their label Riot. It came only out in Japan. A young girl called Lip is studying magic at a magical school. Despite being not very good at magic, she is summoned to the king of the magic land one day. The king sends her to the human world as the queen is fatally ill.
The game is played from a top-down view similar to JRPGs. Lip has a few stats. these are physical strength, magical power, magic level, joy, anger and grief. There is a multiple choice system for some conversations, where you can choose between an angry, sad or joyful reply. Depending on your choice, your stats will be altered.

As far as I know, the game was never released for another platform. Yet in 2018, there was a combination of a remake and a sequel called Mahou no Shoujo Silky Lip - Sannin no Joou Kouho (as it first retells the story of the first game, then continues upon it), which for some reason was made an adult game with explicit content.

6 months, 1 week ago

The Legacy - Realm of Terror is hybrid between adventure game, RPG and survival horror game. It was developed by MicroProse UK, with people from British company Magnetic Scrolls involved, and published by MicroProse.

The story is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. It takes place in 1993. You play the heir of a family called Winthrop, and you have just inherited the Winthrop family mansion in New England. Your ancestors had practised black magic, and shortly after your arrival at the mansion, you find out this hasn't been just a rumour. Vile creatures populate the mansion, and the front is magically sealed after you enter the house, trapping you inside. Notes of the last visitor to the mansion tell of an evil force visiting the place every 50 years. And the last time, this force was sighted had been in 1943...

The game is played from first-person perspective. Movement is fieldwise with 90 angles, combat is in real-time, similar to Dungeon Master or Eye of the Beholder. You play a single character whom you can choose from a group of eight pre-defined characters. Naturally, all of them have different strengths and weaknesses. Apart from obvious differences regarding skills in magic or combat, the characters are also also frightened to a different degree at the sight of the creatures of the mansion. If your character gets too terrified, he cannot react, sometimes not even walk, rendering you helpless against attacks.
The game also has survival elements, as your rather weak in combat. Health packs are rare and do not work sometimes, ammo for fire arms is rare, as well, suitable weapons for melee are hard to find.

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Realms of Darkness if an RPG (with some adventure elements) developed and published by SSI which was also released for Apple II, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1 and Sharp X68000. You create a party of up to 8 characters and need to complete seven quests in a fantasy world. The game differs from other CRPGs of the time by involving certain elements from text-adventures. Moving through the world is similar to a text-adventure, with static screens from a first-person view and movement in eight directions. While not in combat, you can switch to an adventure mode, where you enter adventure-like commands, and you'll also need to solve puzzles this way.

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Scooby-Doo Mystery is a point-and-click adventure which was developed by Illusions Gaming Company and published by Sunsoft. It came out only in North America and is a completely different game than Scooby-Doo Mystery on the SNES.

The game offers to different scenarios to play, which are independent of each other. In "Bake's Hotel", the gang is invited to Daphne's uncle Blake's hotel in the mountains.On arrival, they learn that a weeks ago teh ghost of an old Indian chieftain has started to appear at the hotel, scaring away all customers and most of the staff. The gang starts investigating immediately, except for Shaggy and Scooby.But when Shaggy discovers that Blake has been kidnapped, he's also dragged into the investigation.
In "Ha Ha Carnival", the team visits a carnival where a mysterious phantom clown sabotages the rides and scares away the customers. Fred, Daphne and Velma soon get trapped, so it's up to Shaggy and Scooby to solve the mystery.

You control Shaggy in both episodes, with Scooby following you automatically. The game's controls are similar to classical LucasArts adventures. The only major difference is that you move Shaggy with the D-pad directly, and switch to cursor controls to build the usual commands from a set of verbs.

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hexuma - Das Auge des Kal ("Hexuma: The Eye of Kal") is an illustrated text-adventure. It was developed by German company Weltenschmiede and released by German company Software 2000. It was also released for the Amiga.

The story is set in the 90s, when the game came out. You work for a real estate company and are tasked to go to the Hawthorne house on Lone Hill to inspect and prepare the house for selling. There are rumours that the house is haunted, and previous inhabitants had either become insane, died or disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Just when you arrive at the house, a postman brings a letter from the 1920s which had been concealed in a steel box in a sunken post ship. The latter had only recently been discovered. It contains a letter to Owen Jugger, who live in the house 70 years ago, Jugger's diary and a piece of a gem. As it turns out, the piece is a part of the eye of Kal, the god of destruction, and the house contains a portal to various worlds containing the other pieces of the eye.

6 months, 4 weeks ago

Eksperyment Delfin (Experiment Dolphin) is a point-and-click adventure by Polish developer Art 4 Cool Group. It was published by Polish(?) company Seven Stars Multimedia. The game was originally developed for Amiga, with the Amiga version published by Mark Soft.
The game is set in the year 2098, thirty years after the discovery of time travel. You play a detective who travels back to 1942 to foil some conspiracy by the National Socialists.

7 months ago

Maniac Mansion is a point-and-click adventure originally developed by Lucafilm Games (later LucasArts). The game also came out for Apple II, and was later ported to PC, Atari ST and Amiga. It was ported twice to the NES.
Maniac Mansion is a parody of cheesy teenager horror films where teenagers stumble around some remote, spooky location and fall prey to monsters or villains. The story begins with a meteorite coming down near a mansion 20 years earlier. The mansion is inhabited by Dr. Fred and his family. Ever since the incident, there have rumours of strange things going on at the mansion. Now Sandy, a local teenager, has disappeared. Her boyfriend Dave is convinced that she was kidnapped by Dr. Fred, so he sets out with two of his friends to rescue Sandy.
The game lets you control a party of three characters. Dave will always be part of the group, but you can choose two other characters out of six. Depending on your choice, some puzzles have to be solved differently, as every character has different abilities. For example, Bernard can repair certain things, but he is to afraid to do several other tasks. You can switch between characters at any time, and some puzzles also require more than one character.

7 months ago

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders is a point-and-click adventure game which was originally developed by Lucasfilm Games for C64, PC, Amiga and Atari ST. It was later ported to the Fujitsu FM Towns home computer and published by Fujitsu. This version came out only in Japan, despite offering English texts.
The port could be called a remake. The graphics have been completely redone, in 256 colours and with additional animations. The music has been reworked and new tracks where added.

The story has a different take on the aliens-invade-Earth trope. The Caponians, as they are called, do not try to take Earth by force. They disguise as humans, found a telephone company and send a sound generated by a machine over the phone. Anyone who gets exposed to this sound will become dumber and dumber over time. Now entering Zak, the protagonist. Zak is a journalist who invents stories for a sleazy tabloid. He's frustrated with his job and would rather like to write a novel. One night, he has a weird dream where he sees an alien, a map, a strange machine and a beautiful woman unknown to him. As he soon finds out during the game, the dream has been sent to him in order to stop the Caponians by building the machine.

7 months ago

Maniac Mansion is a point-and-click adventure originally developed by Lucafilm Games (later LucasArts). The game came out for the C64 and Apple II, and was later ported to PC, Atari ST and Amiga. It was ported twice to the NES. The Japanese release was developed by Jaleco and came out only in Japan. Another port was done by Realtime Associates and came out in America and Europe, but several years after the Japanese release.
Maniac Mansion is a parody of cheesy teenager horror films where teenagers stumble around some remote, spooky location and fall prey to monsters or villains. The story begins with a meteorite coming down near a mansion 20 years earlier. The mansion is inhabited by Dr. Fred and his family. Ever since the incident, there have rumours of strange things going on at the mansion. Now Sandy, a local teenager, has disappeared. Her boyfriend Dave is convinced that she was kidnapped by Dr. Fred, so he sets out with two of his friends to rescue Sandy.
The game lets you control a party of three characters. Dave will always be part of the group, but you can choose two other characters out of six. Depending on your choice, some puzzles have to be solved differently, as every character has different abilities. For example, Bernard can repair certain things, but he is to afraid to do several other tasks. You can switch between characters at any time, and some puzzles also require more than one character.

7 months ago

Kayleth is an illustrated text-adventure which was developed by British company Adventure Soft and published by British company U.S.Gold. It was also released for Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum.
The story takes place on a planet called Zyron which is inhabited by an advanced, pacifistic civilizations. One day, a mysterious person called Kayleth appears and conquers the planet with his army of androids. Kayleth wants a rare kind of ore called chromazin, and he forces the Zyroneans to dig for the ore (as there is a bit of chromazin on Zyron). You place a Zyronean who could escape the enslavement and tries to get rid of Kayleth. Unfortunately, you get captured, and here the game starts.

7 months, 1 week ago

The Shortgrey is a point-and-click adventure which was developed by Swiss company Alcatraz and released by French company Accrosoft. It was also released for Atari ST.

The planet of Zokilora is inhabited by an alien people called the "Shortgrey". They have a highly advanced civilization, but a nevertheless a severe problem with overpopulation. To solve this problem, the rulers of the planet have decided to set up a secret mission codenamed "Amanite". You play an unnamed Shortgrey who gets tasked to secretly travel to Earth and help some Professor Xylor in fulfilling this mission (and this is all you now). Arriving on Earth, you first need to disguise yourself as an inhabitant of Terra and find Prof. Xylor.

The Shortgrey uses a point-and-click interface similar to Maniac Mansion. You have a list of verbs and combine them with objects to create commands. Like with Maniac Mansion, the game does not automatically indicate if the cursor is over a usable object. You need to use a special command ("observer") for this.

7 months, 1 week ago

Note: if wanted to show more of the game, but the game always froze during loading after reaching the outskirts of Crasy Town, and I didn't find a way to solve this.

Willy the Kid is an illustrated text-adventure by German company Kingsoft. It was also released for Atari ST and came out in German language only (afaik). You play an unnamed courier who works for "Fells Wargo" and is tasked to bring money to pay out wages to "Crasy Town". Shortly before reaching Crasy Town, you get knocked out and robbed. Now you need to find a way to get the money back.
The game is a normal text-based adventure with still pics. There several icons on screen for convenience. You can click on them to fill in commands which are often needed, these are give, take, look, ask about and the four basic directions.

7 months, 1 week ago

Superhero League of Hoboken is mix between adventure game and RPG. It was developed and published by Legend Entertainment.
In the 22nd century, the USA have become a very bleak place. Civilization has collapsed, the land is devastated and polluted, mutant creatures of all sorts roam the place. Yet mankind tries hard to get back on its feet, and many people whose mutation gave them (more or less useful) superpowers have founded regional leagues of superheroes to restore order and help mankind to rebuild. You play a superhero called The Crimson Tape, who has just become leader of the superhero league of Hoboken (which has been pretty much run down by his predecessor). Together with your team, you have to fulfill all kinds of missions to solve local problems, and fight your nemesis, the evil Dr. Entropy.

The adventure part is similar to other games by Legend of the time. You see your environment from a first-person view, putting together commands from a list of verbs, similar to LucasArts adventures. Many objects also allow several special commands. You have a whole party of superheros which you can select from members of your league. Some of them have powers which are needed to solve puzzles in the adventure part, while others have powers usable in combat only.
The game is separated into missions, which for the most part can be solved in any order. If you complete a set of missions given to you, your league gets promoted and more superheros to chose from will join your league.
As for the RPG part, the game features turn-based combat. Most encounters are random and appear while you travelling through New Jersey between different locations where you have to solve puzzles. Apart from superpowers, you can also use long-range and melee weapons in combat. Equipment can be bought at various merchants.

7 months, 1 week ago

Colwyns Abenteuer - Ein ganz normaler Tag (Colwyn' Adventure - An ordinary day) is a text-based adventure game with some RPG elements. It was developed by R. Werner and published in issue 4 of German diskmag Amig Supergame. You play an adventurer called Colwyn in search of money. Unlike most text-based adventures, the parser only accepts single word as commands. You've got various skills like courage, power or charisma, and you can equip your character with weapons and armour you find throughout the game. Apart from the usual set of movements in text-adventures, you can also crawl and sneak.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

King's Quest - Quest for the Crown is an adventure game. It was originally developed and released by Sierra On-Line. It was ported to the Master System by Microsmiths and published by Parker Brothers. The Master System port was only released in the US. You play a knight called Sir Graham who gets summoned by Edward, the king of Daventry. King Edward feels his end coming near and has no heir. He offers Graham to become his successor if he can fulfill a quest: if Graham manages to retrieve three magical items (a mirror, a shield and a chest) and brings them back to the king, the crown will be his.
King's Quest was (to my knowledge) the first graphical adventure in the sense that you move your character directly through a world instead of typing directions and seeing illustrations from a first-person view. While the home computer versions still had a parser for commands like look, get, climb etc., the Master System version uses a menu with lists of verbs and objects, from which use put together your commands.
The structure of the game is very open. Starting at the castle, you can walk freely through the kingdom, with only occasional passages blocked until you solve a puzzle. You are on your own to find useful objects and then find a place where to use them. Like in most Sierra games, there are countless ways to die, from falling into deep water to getting killed by randomly appearing creatures.

King's Quest also came out for the Apple II, Apple IIgs, Amiga, Atari ST, PC, PCjr., Tandy 1000 and Macintosh.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Football Frenzy is an illustrated text-adventure. It was developed by Charles A. Sharp, a.k.a. "The Dreaming Djinn" with Incentive Software's Graphic Adventure Creator and published by British company Alternative Software. The game was also released for the Amstrad CPC and the ZX Spectrum.
In the game, you are the manager of a football club called the Grimsditch Rangers. Against all odds, you reached the Cup finale with your team. At the beginning of the game, it is three days until the final match. You'd think now nothing cannot go wrong, but of course, a series of problems appears before the kick-off, and it's up to you to solve them, starting with finding a way to pay all the bills.

7 months, 4 weeks ago

Masters of the Universe - Super Adventure (or "Masters of the Universe - Terraquake" is an illustrated text-adventure by British company Adventuresoft UK which was published by British company U.S. Gold. The game was also released for ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro.
Skeletor has developed a device called the Earthquaker. It uses hypnotic rays to control a horde of Rockbinders - gigantic boulder beasts capable of gnawing through solid rock, and Skeletor sends them out to attack Eternia, resulting in Eternia being constantly shaken by violent earthquakes.Taking the role of Prince Adam/ He-Man, it's up to you to thwart Skeletor's newest scheme.

8 months ago

The Big Sleaze is an illustrated text-adventure. It was developed by British company Delta 4 Software and released by British company Piranha Software. The game was also released for Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum.
The game is parody of classical 1930s detective stories. You play a private eye called Sam Spillade, who has the usual habits and problems for a PI in this kind of story. His first mission in the game is to find the missing father of a beautiful female client.

8 months ago

Dark Lord is an illustrated text-adventure released by Datasoft. It also came out for the Apple II. The game features animated graphics, music and sound effects.
You find a secret room inside your grandfather's mansion which contains a magic mirror. His journal tells you that your grandfather used this mirror to travel to a different world called the Alterworld. The people of Alterworld were oppressed by a brutal tyrant called Lord Naquam. Naquam was defeated and killed 20 years ago, but swore revenge with his dying breath. Stepping through the mirror, you find out that evil has returned and is ravaging the land. Now it's up to you to defeat Naquam once again.

8 months, 1 week ago

Mindfightrer is an illustrated text-adventure. It was developed by British companies Abstract Concepts and Infinite Imaginations and published by Abstract Concepts. The game is an adaption of a novel by Anna Popkess. You play an 11-year old boy called Robin who has psychic powers. Robin's powers have transferred his mind in time to a post-apocalyptic future where Earth has been devastated by war. Robin finds himself in the remnants of a city. The city is governed by a police state and its guards brutally fight off mobs of genetically mutated thugs. He needs to find a way to escape from his trance.
Mindfighter was also released for PC, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW and ZX Spectrum.

8 months, 1 week ago

Mit Jeans und Hellebarde (With Jeans and Halberd) is an illustrated text-adventure by German developer Electronic Design Hannover. It was released by German company Markt & Technik under their "Power Games" label. You play an unknown character was finds a mysterious book in an old, run-down shed of your study friend. Upon reading the book, you get transferred to a medieval fantasy world.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Der Schatz im Silbersee (The Treasure of the Silver Lake) is a point-and-click adventure game by Swiss company Linel and German company Software 2000. It is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Kal May. The story is about a trapper in the Old West, called Old Firehand who is travelling to the Rocky Mountains in order to check if the silver mines near the Silver Lake still hold valuables. Unfortunately, a gang of ruthless outlaws are heading for the same goal via the same route...

8 months, 3 weeks ago

Jaktkommando Arne Weise (probably "Hunting Commando Arne Weise") is an adventure game by Swedish programmer Johan Rosengren. The game uses a first person perspective with monochrome illustrations. The controls are menu-driven. You can choose between five commands (use, take, give, go and hit).
I have no idea what the game is about or what you have to do. According to the internet, Arne Weise is the name of a Swedish journalist and TV host who was very famous in Sweden.

8 months, 3 weeks ago

Dokioki or Dokiouki (土器王紀 - Period of the Earthenware King) is an adventure game by Banpresto. It was only released in Japan. You get transferred into a different universe which is inhabitat by strange "earthenware people", and you need to help them to prevent the destruction of their world, and you need to find the legendary Earthenware King.
The game is played from a first person perspective, and you move stepwisely between static screens consisting of prerendered graphics.

8 months, 3 weeks ago

The Witch of Salzburg (ザルツブルグの魔女) is an adventure game by System Sacom which was published by T_Dogs and was only released in Japan. As far as I can tell, the game is about a group Japanese who visit an old castle in Austria for a study tour. In the 16th century, the castle was ruled by a woman called Antoine who became a witch after another witch told her she would become immortal if she baths in human blood. So Antoine killed people by putting them into an iron maiden and bathed in their blood, which ultimately led to her being captured and sentenced to be burned. However, the morning she was supposed to be executed, her cell was found open and empty, and Antoine was never seen again.
Soon after the group has arrived at the castle, gruesome things begin to happen. First the drawbridge is found destroyed, thus trapping the group in the castle for a whole week until the next delivery of food supply (there's no telephone). Then, a member of the group who had been missing is found dead in the torture chamber, killed with the iron maiden...

9 months, 1 week ago

Time Touble - Die Jagd nach der Formal ("Chase for the Formula") is a point-and-click adventure by German company Westka Kommunikation. It was made as a promotional game for Chemieverbände Baden-Württemberg and sold at a budget price. The game takes place in the city of Heidelberg in the year 2054. A team of researches of the university of Heidelberg, led by Prof. Retortius, have build a time travelling device. However, Michael, the professor's assistant, finds the time missing. Together with Andrea, an intern at the institute, and another professor, Michael goes searching for the time machine. Similar to games like Day of the Tentacle, the game gives you several characters to control, and and certain actions can only be performed by certain characters.

9 months, 1 week ago

Nekozamurai (猫侍) (Cat Samurai) is a visual novel by Human Entertainment which was only released in Japan. The game is set in Japan's Edo period, but apart from humans there is also a society of anthropomorphic cats.
While the backgrounds are drawn, the characters are rendered in realtime 3D.

9 months, 3 weeks ago

Note: No, this one's not asking for your financial support.

Bernie is an adventure by German company M.I.T Friedrichsdorf and published by Siemens. It is advertising game for Siemens' instabus system, which is used to control electrical devices throughout a building. You control an electrician called Bernie through a series of levels. In each level, you simply need to find and open the exit. This requires solving a few puzzles, often involving products from Siemens' instabus system.
The game uses an isometric view. Each location is the size of a screen, there is no scrolling. Bernie is controlled via keyboard. The there is only one command which is either use or take, depending on the context.There are some mini games, both mandatory ones and optional ones. At the end of each level, you get points. If you complete a level before the timer is down, you get bonus points. You also get bonus points for coins which are collected in an optional mini game.

10 months ago

Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail is a point-and-click adventure game by Sierra. It was the last adventure game in the series by Al Lowe, Larry's creator. The game starts off where its predecessor ended. Larry has successfully a girl called Shamara and spent the night with her. Unfortunately for him, she dumps the very same night and leaves him chained to the bed. On his way escaping from a fire he accidentally caused, Larry stumbles across the advertisement for a cruise and decides to participate. Right after boarding the ship, a competition is announced: the winner will spend a week with the voluptuous female captain, who will take care of all the winner's needs. Naturally, Larry is at it, at once.

10 months, 1 week ago

Spiderman - Episodio 2: E ora, Carnage or L'Uomo Ragno - Episodio 2: E ora, Carnage is a point-and-click adventure with action elements. It was developed by Italian company Simulmondo and was also released for the Amiga. As the title suggests, it is the first part of a series of episodes. The second episode starts with Peter Parker sent to a church where the priest claims a demonic creature is lurking in the shadows. As it turns out, Carnage is behind this.
While being a point-and-click adventure, the game also features direct controls. Occasionally, Spiderman has to fight villains, and their some fighting mechanics for that. Spiderman can punch or use his web sling as weapon. He can also duck, jump and run.

10 months, 1 week ago

Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail is a point-and-click adventure game by Sierra. It was the last adventure game in the series by Al Lowe, Larry's creator. The game starts off where its predecessor ended. Larry has successfully a girl called Shamara and spent the night with her. Unfortunately for him, she dumps the very same night and leaves him chained to the bed. On his way escaping from a fire he accidentally caused, Larry stumbles across the advertisement for a cruise and decides to participate. Right after boarding the ship, a competition is announced: the winner will spend a week with the voluptuous female captain, who will take care of all the winner's needs. Naturally, Larry is at it, at once.

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Spiderman - Episodio 1: Il ritorno di Hobgoblin (The Return of Hobgoblin) or L'Uomo Ragno - Episodio 1: Il ritorno di Hobgoblin is a point-and-click adventure with action elements. It was developed by Italian company Simulmondo and also came out for Amiga. As the title suggests, it is the first part of a series of episodes.The story starts with Liz Allan, the former wife of Green Goblin, calling Peter Parker for help, as she is being threatened by the Hobgoblin.
While being a point-and-click adventure, the game also features direct controls. Occasionally, Spiderman has to fight villains, and their some fighting mechanics for that. Spiderman can punch or use his web sling as weapon. He can also duck, jump and run.

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Frankenstein - Through the Eyes of the Monster is a Myst-like point-and-click adventure game. It was originally developed by Amazing Media for PC and Mac, and later ported by Tachyon Studios to the Saturn. It was released by Interplay. The Saturn port came out in Europe only.
As the title indicates, the story is a different take on the classical Frankenstein tale, as you take the role of the monster. But the changes do not stop there, as the monster in this case a resurrect human, a scientist called Philip. Philip had been accused of murdering his own daughter and was sentenced to death. So now you need to find out was happened since the moment of your execution.

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Sactuary is an illustrated text-adventure by German company Lifestyle Software Arts. According to the manual, the game was also released for Atari ST and PC, but I do not know if they were released. The story takes place in England in 1342. A messenger brings a mysterious document to a remote monastery. The document raises much anxiety among the monks, as it contains a prophecy which predicts that great mischief is about to come down on the monastery. And soon after, a series of murders takes place. You play a monk living in the monastery and try to get behind all of the mysteries and crimes.

10 months, 3 weeks ago

Spooky Story is a point-and-click adventure game by German company Visual Imagination Software, aka VIS Games. It was published under the Xider label of German publisher bhv. The game combines drawn backgrounds with pre-rendered graphics for the characters. The interface is similar to the interface of Full Throttle and Curse of Monkey Island. If you hold down your pen, a disk with three commands will appear from which you can choose. The character can be moved by holding down the pen and move in a direction, or by tipping on a spot where he should move. To walk through doors, you needs to use the "direct control".
The story of the game is not very complex. You play a student called Arty Fishal. While he is driving around with his car in the countryside, he hits a tree and needs to call the repair service. Unfortunately, I has no cell phone with him and the only building in the area is a creepy castle. He goes there and asks for help, and the butler of the castle invites him to stay over for the night. But once in his room, the door is nailed shut form the outside. So you need to find a way to first escape your room and then to leave this place altogether.

11 months ago

Spooky Story is a point-and-click adventure game by German company Visual Imagination Software, aka VIS Games. It was published under the Xider label of German publisher bhv. The game combines drawn backgrounds with pre-rendered graphics for the characters. The interface is similar to the interface of Full Throttle and Curse of Monkey Island. If you hold down your pen, a disk with three commands will appear from which you can choose. The character can be moved by holding down the pen and move in a direction, or by tipping on a spot where he should move. To walk through doors, you needs to use the "direct control".
The story of the game is not very complex. You play a student called Arty Fishal. While he is driving around with his car in the countryside, he hits a tree and needs to call the repair service. Unfortunately, I has no cell phone with him and the only building in the area is a creepy castle. He goes there and asks for help, and the butler of the castle invites him to stay over for the night. But once in his room, the door is nailed shut form the outside. So you need to find a way to first escape your room and then to leave this place altogether.

11 months ago

A test how recorded DS games look in the player. If the screens are too small let me know in the comment. The cursor is from my OS, I recorded it so that you can see which objects I use. I still need to check out if the sound can be fixed.

Spooky Story is a point-and-click adventure game by German company Visual Imagination Software, aka VIS Games. It was published under the Xider label of German publisher bhv. The game combines drawn backgrounds with pre-rendered graphics for the characters. The interface is similar to the interface of Full Throttle and Curse of Monkey Island. If you hold down your pen, a disk with three commands will appear from which you can choose. The character can be moved by holding down the pen and move in a direction, or by tipping on a spot where he should move. To walk through doors, you needs to use the "direct control".
The story of the game is not very complex. You play a student driving around with his car in the countryside. He hits a tree and needs to call the repair service. Unfortunately, I has no cell phone with him and the only building in the area is a creepy castle. He goes there and asks for help, and the butler of the castle invites him to stay over for the night. But once in his room, the door is nailed shut form the outside. So you need to find a way to first escape your room and then to leave this place altogether.

11 months ago

Leisure Suit Larry - Love for Sail is a point-and-click adventure game by Sierra. It was the last adventure game in the series by Al Lowe, Larry's creator. The game starts off where its predecessor ended. Larry has successfully a girl called Shamara and spent the night with her. Unfortunately for him, she dumps the very same night and leaves him chained to the bed. On his way escaping from a fire he accidentally caused, Larry stumbles across the advertisement for a cruise and decides to participate. Right after boarding the ship, a competition is announced: the winner will spend a week with the voluptuous female captain, who will take care of all the winner's needs. Naturally, Larry is at it, at once.

11 months, 1 week ago

Alfred Pelrock - En Busca de un Sueño ('In Search of a Dream") is an adventure game by Spanish company Digital Dreams Multimedia. You play a guy called Alfred Pelrock which one night awakens by a mysterious dream. An Egyptian princess has been held in a pyramid for eternity by her father, the pharaoh. So Alfred decides to travel to ancient Egypt to search for his 'beloved'.
The game is a classic point and click adventure with cartoon graphics. Interaction with your environment is via a few icons for standard commands like examine, take, open etc.

11 months, 1 week ago

Mars is an illustrated text-adventure. It was developed by German company Proficomp and published by German company Ariolasoft. You play an astronaut in spaceship, who is the first man to land on Mars. Unfortunately, one of the reserve tanks got damaged and lost all of the fuel you need to get back to Earth. So you need to find fuel to get home somewhere on Mars.
The game was also released for the Apple II and the Atari 8-bit systems.

11 months, 3 weeks ago