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ZOOM Titanic:
Adventure Out of Time

This product is included in: Family Megahits II

Cyberflix / GTE Entertainment

Game

Ratings:

B+ from Just Adventure

8 out of 10 from Computer & Net Player

Adventure Out of Time

Intrigue and adventure await you onboard the Titanic, the most famous ocean liner in history. As a British secret agent on a vital mission, it's up to you to change the course of history as you explore the world's most luxurious ocean vessel in all of its original splendor. Navigate the amazing detainled 3D reconstruction of this doomed ocean liner and rub elbows with high society from the turn of the century, all while gathering clues and solving challenging puzzles. Then, on the night of April 14, 1912, plunge into a race against time that will determine not only your own survival, but the destiny of nations.

Historically accurate digital reconstruction of the R.M.S. Titanic with stunning, photo-realistic graphics.

Easy to navigate, fully explorable 3D environments.

Original soundtrack and ambient effects in 3D stereo.

More than 25 interactive characters who remember your actions and act accordingly.

Immersive and fluid 360 degree real-time movement.

Guided Tour Option - Explore the Titanic and learn about the ship from interactive tour guides.

Requirements:

Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.51 or later, 486/66 or faster processor (Pentium recommended), 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), Super VGA video card and color monitor, 100% Windows compatible sound card, double speed or faster CD-ROM drive.

Reviews:

Just Adventure by Michal Necasek

"The gameplay of Titanic is very nonlinear. There are multiple solutions to many problems and a great number of optional actions. One important aspect is game time - after you perform certain actions, the in-game time will advance. This is very important because certain other passengers are working against you and you often need to be faster than they are in retrieving hidden object and so on. Note that the game time is unrelated to real time and will never advance on its own."

"The last part of the game where the Titanic is sinking (you cannot change that) is very dramatic. There are frequent cutscenes of the ship slowly sinking that greatly add to the sense of urgency or even panic. If you are successful, you will save yourself and prevent a war or two. If you aren't... you'll end up as fish food. And the 20th century will be as bloody as ever."

"Titanic: Adventure Out of Time is a very interesting game. It combines historically accurate background with a completely fantastic story of time travel and changing history (personally I have a suspicion that changing history might not be so simple as this game makes it sound). Sort of a really grand what-if adventure. The reconstruction of R.M.S. Titanic is quite amazing and greatly adds to the atmosphere of Titanic. Fans of espionage and history should especially like this game."

Computer & Net Player, February 1997

"Your journey begins in 1942 in a cramped London apartment. By observing the artifacts in the room, you discover that you've been fired from the British Secret Service because you failed in your mission aboard the Titanic. It's also implied that this failure of yours caused both World Wars! How's that for a head trip? Miraculously, and somewhat ridiculously, a bomb goes off, and you're propelled back in time to that cold, dark night of April 15, 1912. You awake in your cabin and immediately, Smethells, the ship's steward, gives you some helpful gaming instructions and sets you off on your mission. Your mission isn't fully explained, however, until you meet Penny Pringle in the gymnasium. She instructs you to track a German agant named Zeitel and retrieve a stolen book - a copy of the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." This particular book will ultimately alter your fate and that of the rest of the world - if you accomplish this mission. But you know that the Titanic is going to sink, so you'd better be brisk.

"But there's more to Titanic than its original storyline. Its glorious graphics, maneuverability and incredible attention to detail put this game in a league all its own. Cyberflix has gone the extra mile to digitally reconstruct what seems to be the entire ship. From the grand staircase to the Turkish bath, the hi-res SVGA graphics bring this luxurious ocean vessel back to life and give players the feeling of actually walking through the ship. It's extremely easy to maneuver through the fully explorable 3D environments: the arrow keys act as your feet while the mouse takes on the role of your hands. And unlike those in games such as Myst, the screens are seamlessly connected to successfully give you the illusion of being back in the ill-fated boat. With fluid movements, you can explore in 360 degrees at all times."

Quandary Review by Rosemary Young

"In the creation of this game great care has been taken in reproducing the Titanic and the graphics are wonderfully detailed. The experience of exploring this doomed vessel is quite eerie and, though I am no expert, it seemed extremely realistic. You can't go everywhere (there are some locked doors) but walking up the Grand Staircase is an experience, as is wandering the warren of upper and lower class accommodation, strolling the boat deck and visiting the engine room, the Turkish Baths and the Gymnasium. Pity you miss out on the Library!"

"Other than this there is a timed period at the end of the game after you have struck the iceberg ( I hope I'm not giving anything away here :-)). This section of the game is short and as the time ticks by you will see some very good cut scenes of the devastation as the Titanic loses its battle with the sea. Depending on your progress, there are different things to do at this time, but there is plenty of time to take care of them. Here the change of pace works well to inject a sense of urgency into your mission and, even if you don't complete all your tasks you can always try again."

"For anyone interested in the Titanic disaster I'm sure this game is a 'must play'. And if you don't know much about it then why not take the cruise anyway? You'll learn some interesting facts about this magnificent ship and you can even learn to distinguish between the pointy and the blunt ends along the way. It's good fun (for want of a better word) so try your luck and see if you can halt Hitler in his tracks and maybe prevent World War II or perhaps even stop the Russian Revolution..."

Mr. Bill's Adventure Games

"This is a spy story and it's a real humdinger, with all of the classic elements that make for a great yarn: danger, suspense, interesting characters and authentic details (a painting by Adolf Hitler!), a believable plot with multiple plot threads, and many possible outcomes. It can even be replayed in different ways with different plot elements and character interaction.

"But, as good as the story is, it is the setting for it that makes this a truly outstanding game. For although the story is fictional, the setting is not. The story takes place smack in the middle of (and is interwoven with) a pivotal event of the 20th century: the sinking of the world's most luxurious ocean liner, the 'unsinkable' Titanic. And the ship itself has been lovingly and accurately recreated in all of its original splendor, with an amazing attention to detail ..... right down to such things as what kind of luggage first class passengers carried and what they ate for dinner, their dolls and phonographs, exercise equipment and steam rooms, and even what they considered important enough to ship in the luggage compartment."

"An edge-of-your-seat thriller set in the lap of luxury of a bygone era!"



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