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ZOOM Beyond Atlantis
$9.95 (Win95/98 Only) (Retail) (BEYONDATPR)
$9.95 (Win95/98 Only) (Jewel Case) (BEYONDATPJ)

DreamCatcher Interactive

Game

Suitable for all audiences

Ratings:

A+ and B from Just Adventure

A Fantastic New Journey Deep in the Heart of Atlantis

The appearance of the Super Nova of the Crab in the skies has awakened the light half of the force. Ten, descendent of Seth, the original Hero of Atlantis, holds within him the key to the mystery and is bound on an adventure to Tibet, where he will gradually discover his destiny from a wizened old Shaman.

From quest to celestial journey, his path will be strewn with traps and enigmas that will have to be solved to re-establish the order and balance set-up hundreds of years ago. If he fails then the dark half of the force will be triumphant and will bring back the times of chaos once again.

Atlantis II plunges you into an adventure unlike any other. Discover beautiful settings, mysterious puzzles, unusual characters and strange creatures.

The fantastic world of Atlantis awaits you:

5 massive areas to explore, from the snows of Tibet to the scorching heat of Central America and beyond.

Over 60 characters modelled in 3D with real-life movements and expressions!

Totally new Omni Sync technology gives groundbreaking synchronization of every character's facial expression and speech!

Beautiful graphics, stunning animations and atmospheric sound effects in lively and enchanting environments.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98 Only: Pentium 200 (PII 233 recommended), 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 8x CD-ROM drive, 70MB available on the disc, mouse, SoundBlaster compatible sound card, 2MB video card supporting 65,000 colors (4MB recommended), DirectX 6 (supplied on the disk).

Does not work on Windows XP.

Reviews:

Just Adventure, by Tom Houston and Ray Ivey

Tom: On the whole, I thought that Atlantis II was better than the first Atlantis, and the story kept me involved and interested in the characters, except for the abstract parts near the end, ... The graphics are indeed the strength of any Cryo game, and Atlantis II shows that Cryo has continued to focus its efforts on improvement in this area and they continue to succeed, ... Simply put ... Atlantis II has some of the best puzzles that I have ever experienced in an adventure game. Except for the puzzles that accompany those "abstract" portions of the story that I described earlier in this review, the vast majority of the puzzles require logical thinking to solve and are integrated nicely into the progression of the storyline. ... This is a relatively long game in terms of the time that it will take to play, especially if you minimize your use of a walkthrough, but if you enjoy traveling to ancient civilizations and becoming immersed in an engrossing storyline, supported by excellent graphics and integrated, logical puzzles, then you will be both thrilled and challenged by the mysteries of Atlantis II. My overall rating for Atlantis II is an A+.

Ray: The creators of Atlantis have truly unleashed their imaginations, and the result is one of the most visually enthralling games I've ever played. There are moments of pure transcendent beauty. I won't soon forget the stone horse that comes to life and gallops on the surface of the sea with our hero hanging on for dear life. And the creepy jungle of the dead, with its odd lighting and fungi on steroids, will haunt my dreams for a while. ... Atlantis II is a game that never fails to entrance the eye and the ear. The brutally primitive vocal and rhythm riffs during the spider web sequence are unforgettable. ... Unfortunately, all of this extravagant imagination has its price, and in Atlantis II the price is coherence. In order to complete many of the puzzles in this game without a walkthrough, I guess you'd have to be on the same hallucinogens as the game's creators. Many of the things you have to do to successfully complete this game simply defy logic. ... As it stands, however, Atlantis II is merely fabulous, gorgeous, imaginative, and not to be missed. Maybe we'll get a masterpiece tomorrow, but Atlantis II is plenty to celebrate today. Final Grade: B





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