||(DOS/Win95) (Retail) (RIPPERPR)
DAMAGED; LAST ONE IN STOCK.
It is unopened with unbroken seal
tabs top and bottom. Damage is at top of box from being hit at top left
Take 2 Interactive
from Four Fat Chicks
4 stars from PC Entertainment
A- from Just Adventure
In 2040, a vicious serial killer stalks the mean streets of
New York, eviscerating his victims and vanishing without a trace. The police
are baffled, the city paralyzed with fear. Only you, as crime reporter Jack
Quinlan, can crack the case.
Starring Christopher Walken, Karen Allen, Burgess
Meredith, and John Rhys-Davies
Over 3 hrs. of full screen full-motion video across 6
4 different endings allow for extensive
State of the art special effects provide unparalleled
Featuring the music of Blue Oyster Cult
High resolution graphics and a beautifully-rendered
first-person 3D world bring the adventure to life
Over 35 interactive puzzles and combat sequences to
challenge every hardcore gamer
Also starring Jimmie Walker, Tahnee Welch, David
Patrick Kelly, and Ossie Davis
IBM compatible with 486 processor (50MHz minimum),
Double-speed CD-ROM drive, VGA card with 512K of memory, VESA compatible or
VESA driver installed (PCI or VLB recommended), 10 MB free hard drive space,
Sound card (Creative Labs, Media Vision, Gravis Ultrasound); Ripper uses the
HMI sound drivers, 6.5 MB free extended memory (XMS), Mouse. Supports Windows
Chicks by Jake Quinlan as told to Skinny Minnie
"Picking up the threads of Catherine's secret investigation
as she lies in the ICU at Tribeca Medical Center, I vow to avenge her attack
and catch this psychopath once and for all. Catherine left many coded clues and
cryptic messages for me to sort out, obviously in the event of her unforeseen
demise. The puzzles would prevent the Ripper story from getting into the wrong
hands too easily, I guess. She was always fond of crystals and astrology and
combined these passions with riddling references to the England of the 1800s.
Now all I'd have to do was crack the codes and follow the leads and contacts
she left behind ..."
"I eventually sense that there is more than one
turbulent story waiting to be uncovered here. Through stealthy break-ins,
secret file and access card impounding, bug planting, and general law-breaking
behavior, I find that I am right. Trips to a local bar and a smokehouse, as
well as to the police station and to the morgue where the Ripper victims are
being held, all reveal muchtoo much actually. As I get closer to the
Ripper, I actually become a suspect in the case in Detective Magnotta's eyes!
How else could I possibly know so much, and how come so many of my recent story
contacts keep winding up dead?"
"How the undercurrent of secrecy about the Ripper and his
methods, as well as his true identity, will finally be discovered looks like it
will encompass a string of unique riddles, deadly games, and challenging
shootouts. The final Ripper confrontation that I so long for may even occur
outside of the confines of normal life, out there in cyberspace, amidst friends
and enemies alike. At least that is how this reporter predicts that the story
will finally end, but maybe if you were me, it might be different ... "
PC Entertainment, May 1996
"You play Jake Quinlan, a reporter for the Virtual
Herald who has been covering the ghastly exploits of a Jack-the-Ripper copycat
in futuristic New York. It seems the serial killer has chosen you as his pen
pal, dropping you a line each time he strikes. His victims carry his trademark
knife incisions, which baffle authorities with their precision. When your own
assistant and girlfriend, Catherine Powell, is attacked, this story becomes
more than front-page news."
"On the whole, Ripper delivers truly satisfying adventure
game play for puzzle enthusiasts. Anyone who appreciates art and animation that
is second-to-none will be screaming for more."
Adventure by Charadee Nisonger
"Futuristic Manhattan, psychotic serial killer who
disembowels his victims, uncooperative sources, and you get all of the murder
info firsthand. It can't get much better than that. It always keeps you
guessing on your mission to find out who the Ripper is, how he is killing his
victims, and why he is committing such heinous acts. Along with spying,
tampering with evidence, a love triangle, bugging rooms, a secret lab, and an
encrypted journal are the pieces of evidence that suggest that the Ripper is
not who you think it is to weave an intricate but easy to follow web of a plot.
I give the plot an A+ for sheer brilliance and the ability to stay true."
"This game is definitely worth playing.
The involving plot, simple interface, interesting characters, stunning
graphics, and well-designed audio definitely compensate for the tough puzzles,
complicated movement paths, and occasional overacting. The controls are easy to
use, and icons are simple to figure out. There are a lot of conversations, but
they are all entertaining and/or useful. Video sequences are well put together,
fun to watch, and if you get sick of them you can always hit your trusty escape
key. Besides that you get to explore cyberspace and stop the worst killer in
the 21st Century. If you can find a copy, pick it up. The story and visuals
themselves are worth playing for."
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