Adventures of the
||(Win95/98Me/XP) (Retail) (TIMEMACHPR)
Interactive / DreamCatcher
9/10 from EuroGamer
The universe is a mystery that scientists explore to quench
their thirst for knowledge. The most learned scholars attempt to penetrate the
secrets of these forces that shroud the world. The most fascinating force of
them all: Time.
Herbert George Wells is a visionary, and his Machine will
drastically alter the course of history...
Cryo presents the adaptation of one of the most fantastic
adventures in literature. Inspired by the work of H.G.Wells and the theme of
time travel, Time Machine is a game of hitherto unseen richness and an
atmosphere filled with mystery.
The hero, Wells himself, is projected into the year 800,000
by his famous machine that disappears on arrival. Wells discovers a future
ravaged by temporal storms where people struggle to survive amidst the currents
that drag their memories away into the depths of time. A world of sand and
danger, where the sun never shines.
Only one being is capable of restoring the balance of time
and help Wells find his own era again - a mythical being, a Demi-god, The
Master of the Hourglass: KHRONOS.
completely original combination of the beauty of pre-rendered sets and the
playability of the characters in real time 3D.
The hero of the game, Wells, changes age as
he goes through time storms.
The artificial intelligence gives each of
the characters encountered a unique feel.
"The Time Machine" can be played many times
without ever reliving the same scenes.
The quality of graphics place this game just
short of a work of art.
The music, an element in its own right, was
partially composed by musicians of the ONB - achievers of two gold discs in
Windows 95/98/Me, P II 233 Mhz, 32 Mb RAM, AGP Card
Windows XP requires that you use Windows 98/Me compatibility
mode to install the program, otherwise you will receive a
"ISDX_ERR_BADWINDOWSVERSION" error message. Complete information is available
at the following:
Before starting play you should apply the patch available
Keith "DNM" Ellis
"I love my adventure games to have a good solid story line,
with believable characters, twists in the tale and for my interest to be held
throughout. "The Time Machine" gets a head start straight away, being loosely
based around the classic HG Wells book of the same name."
"The Time Machine had me glued to my seat from start to
finish. That in itself gets the game a merit. Graphically it is possibly the
finest 3D adventure to grace my PC yet. With an original soundtrack
accompanying it all, the whole game oozes atmosphere.
"Some will find the puzzles in
the game a little too far fetched, but in the main they are logical and well
thought out. The biggest problem I found was actually knowing what to do next!
You don't have a nice friendly arrow pointing at the next person you should
speak with, or the next object you should collect. You're very much on your
own! The combat system is a little messy, and can result in frequent visits to
the "Game Over" animation. The variety of spells at your disposal makes up for
this though, allowing you to perform some nasty combinations.
"But perhaps what stands out most of all is the brilliant
story that unravels before your eyes. From start to finish it encapsulates you
and never lets go. The game also boasts one of the finest end sequences to a
game I've seen in a long while. Have you ever had one of those situations where
you sit staring at the end credits in awe of what you've just experienced? The
Time Machine certainly had that effect on me."
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