Road to India


Developer - Publisher:   Microids

Released:   2001

PC Requirements:   Windows 95/98/00, Pentium II 350 MHz, 3D video card, 64 MB RAM, 16x CD-ROM, Direct X 8.




by Witchen

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 marketplace.

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 particularly difficult.

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 Save/Load/Quit options.

Minimum System Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000
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 Software 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)

copyright 2002 GameBoomers

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