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Mystery House

Sierra On-Line info 1980

Language:
English
Platforms:
Apple II
Genres:
Crime, Treasure hunt
Related:
Hi-Res Adventures [1: Mystery House, 2: Wizard and the Princess, The, 3: Cranston Manor, 4: Ulysses and the Golden Fleece, 5: Time Zone, 6: Dark Crystal, The, 7: Mission Asteroid]
Entered by:
Gunness, THayes
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
22-04-2021

Synopsis

Plot

A group of people have been invited to an old house. As notes and bodies start to appear in the rooms it soon becomes clear that there is a murderer in the group. The aim in the game is to find the murderer and escape with a treasure from the house.

Notes

This was the first adventure for a home computer to feature graphics.

Also available in Japanese.

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Rating

Average User Rating: 5 (4 ratings)

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User Comments

Exemptus (22-04-2021 20:15)

Historically significant for the graphics, but graphics are designed to be more than dressing: they replace text, and this was not to everybody's liking. Too many times the player does not know what an object is and what word to use, and the parser's awfulness does not help. This, plus the thin plot, the instant deaths, and the annoying forest maze, makes for low playability, but there is something in the whole concept that makes the game special. Might be the Williams' secret sauce.