||(Win95/98 Only) (Retail) (QUESTKARPR)
3 stars from CD-ROM Today
3 1/2 stars from Computer Games
B from Just Adventure
Ancient Puzzle Challenges
Immerse yourself in the mysteries of the magical Caves of
Long ago, a cruel demon tried to destroy a sacred spring in
the caves. He was subdued for a while, but reemerged stronger than ever before.
For centuries, travelers who came from far and wide in search of the heling
waters of the spring had to contend with this dark force.
Your task is to enter the 12
caves and attempt to solve the countless ancient puzzles that stand before
The stories and images in Quest for Karma are based on the
artwork and legends of the 500 Caves of Dun-Huang - some which date back 1700
years. The thousands of murals and sculputres in the caves have enchanted
visitors for centuries. Now you too can visit the world that mesmerized Marco
May Karma Be Your Guide
- An intelligent non-violent graphic puzzle adventure
- An intriguing story that will capture the
- Beautifully rendered 3D scenes and animation
- Engaging original music
- Hours and hours of challenging game play
- Game content based on the art work and legends of the
ancient caves of Dun-Huang
Windows 95/98 Only,
66MHz 486DX processor, 8Mb of RAM (16Mb of RAM preferred), 256 color SVGA video
card with a resolution of 640 x 480 and a color monitor, Windows compatible
sound card and speakers, double speed CD-ROM drive, keyboard and mouse.
CD-ROM Today, May 1996
"If your were fascinated by picture frame puzzles or hooked
on the Rubik Cube as a kid, then you're going to love Karma: Curse of the 12
Caves. From the opening challenges to the caves below, you'll find yourself
scratching your head and leaning closer to your monitor as you advance through
the game. There is a guide of sorts: a goddess who appears from time to time in
the form of a wise man (go figure). If you listen closely, this goddess/wise
man will give you clues."
Computer Games Strategy Plus, May
"Discis Entertainment brings you Karma: Curse of the 12
Caves, a top-notch puzzle-solving game, based on the legends of ancient
Chinese caves. Some puzzles rely on manual dexterity, others on ingenuity, and
still others on raw luck (if you get the solution, you are lucky; they are
tough puzzles). Overall, the game is of excellent quality if you like puzzle
games. There really isn't any exploration, but there is excellent animation and
excellent graphics as you travel from one puzzle to another.
"Excellent visuals, variety, tough challenges and
replayabilty make Karma a sure bet for serious puzzle fans. Spelunk
Adventure by Ray Ivey
"The game is of a piece with DreamCatcher's other two
irresistible puzzle adventures, Jewels of the Oracle
and Jewels II: The Ultimate Challenge. This time
around, we're not in a newly discovered ancient Sumerian site, but rather in a
series of caves hiding an ancient Chinese well. The well is supposed to have
magical qualities, but a demon has sealed it up with a devilish series of 14
"As I said, these puzzles are
similar in format and construction to the ones in the two other games. However,
there are only 14 of them, making this more of a hip-pocket version of the same
"As with Jewels and Jewels II, the puzzles are graced with
lovely graphics, atmospheric music, and a thin story to tie them all together.
And as with those two games, these elements add to the gaming experience and
make it more compelling than simply flat series of puzzles. It's a fun,
intriguing, relaxing, and compelling environment to hang out in while you
tackle these challenges."
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