Road to India is a third person, graphic, point and
click (mouse driven) adventure. It was developed by Microids.
Road to India tells the tragic tale of a beautiful East
Indian movie star terribly injured in a bomb blast in a busy New Delhi
Our sometimes bumbling, sometimes brilliant hero, Fred
Reynolds, and his lovely girlfriend, Anusha, get involved inadvertently.
And this sets the scene for Fred's attempt to find Anusha in some rather
exotic locations, including the Taj Mahal itself. The unusual New Delhi,
India location provides a different and rewarding production arena for the
game. The story is well-developed and the player will find it easy to
become interested and fully engaged in pursuing Anusha's release and the
unraveling of the mystery.
The puzzles in this game can be ranked from easy to
medium-difficult. Learning to speak "monkey language" proves to be
something of a test. There is also a optional juncture in the game where
building a rat trap becomes an entertaining and mildly rewarding
sidelight. There are several mazes to navigate, but they are not
The game is of average length, but may appear to be
somewhat shorter for some because of the ease with which expert gamers are
able to navigate through the game and solve the puzzles.
The Options menu affords the choice of either 16 or 32 bit
graphics and the graphics quality is nothing short of excellent. The
player may also adjust the volume of ambient sounds. Subtitles are
provided and the sensitivity of the mouse can be adjusted to increase or
decrease the speed of on screen rotation.
The interface provides an Electronic Diary where your
written journal and other letters and documents are stored for reference
during the game. The Diary also contains your inventory and the
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor II 266 MHz
3D Video card
64 Mb RAM
400 MHz free hard disk space
Sound card compatible with DirectX 8
Road to India can be purchased from the United Kingdom at
First The cost is 17.99 pounds sterling. That will translate to
approximately $25.OO by the time it is delivered in America. Delivery,
incidentally, only takes about seven days.
On a scale of 1-10, this one gets a 7 from me. I would
definitely recommend it for new adventure and younger gamers (11-13 age
group and up).
Love, Witchen =O)