Mysterious Island

 

Developer - Publisher:   Virgin Sound and Vision

Released:    1996

PC Requirements:      33MHz 486 CPU, 8 MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM, Win 3.1 or higher.

 

by syd

Mysterious Island
Virgin Sounds and Vision
1996
3rd person interactive cartoon adventure

Story

Tomas, Lily and Will meet at the amusement park and decide to take a hot air balloon ride even though there is a storm and the ride is "officially" closed. Will convinces the Pilot (you) to take them up anyway and naturally your balloon gets hit by lightening and lands on a mysterious volcanic island.

Puzzles

Puzzles are few - it's more of a click and watch the characters move and talk type of game. The ones that are there are of the figure out the pattern to raise a rock bridge, put statues in the right hole to open a door, figure out how to get past a very large snap dragon - that sort of thing. A couple of inventory items to pick up but you never use them so I'm not sure why you bothered.

The game is very much geared towards kids - I'd say between 5 and maybe 9 or 10 (and that might be pushing it). The characters talk to you - ask you which direction they should go, what cave to enter first, how should you get past this animal, that sort of thing. Younger kids will probably get a kick out of that. But there is a big dinosaur that pops up at one point and could scare a little one.

Played it on P450
W98
256 colors

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