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ZOOM Chemicus
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (CHEMICUSDR)

See Physicus for a similar product.

Publisher: Tivola

- Age: 8 to 102

Ratings:

from Four Fat Chicks

Journey to the Other Side

Another world, shrouded in secrecy & intrigue, lies on the other side of our reality. In the mysterious city of Chemicus, sacred power and scientific knowledge from the beginning of time is guarded. When an intruder accidentally travels there through the discovery of an ancient amulet, the tranquility of Chemicus is disturbed.

The balance between our worlds is in danger…

It’s up to you to solve the riddles, gain knowledge and to use your intelligence to unlock the secrets. Journey to this virtual world in chaos and enter, if you dare, the amazing city of Chemicus. You must search, You must explore, You must experiment!

  • Over 2000 Compelling 3D Images
  • Hours of breathtaking 3d movies
  • Stunning Landscapes to visit
  • Alluring interiors to explore

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II, 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 50 MB free hard disk space, SVGA graphics card (32 bit), sound card, CD-ROM drive 8x speed, Quicktime 5 (included)

Macintosh: OS 8.1 or higher, 233 MHz Power PC, G3, 64 MB RAM, 50 MB free hard disk space, 32.768 color graphics card, sound card, CD-ROM drive 8x speed, Quicktime 5 (included)

Reviews:

Four Fat Chicks by Orb

"Chemicus is the latest release in the Quest for Knowledge series published by Tivola. Two titles previously released in the North American market, Physicus and Bioscopia, were not only excellent titles for kids, but delights as straight-for-fun adventure games. Similarly to its predecessors, Chemicus has an elegant and charming, old-world air that acclimates the player to science concepts and interactions via a first-person, point-and-click interface intertwined with an entertaining fantasy story."

"The game features slideshow-style graphics, some really knockout 3D movies, and film-quality music and sound effects. The graphics themselves are really well-drawn, and it is obvious a lot of time went into creating a singular look for the world of Chemicus that gives the place an otherworldly feel. This design flair, coupled with the detail in rendering, brings to the game immersive eye candy that can hold its own with the best of any of the top adventure games published in recent years."

"The game includes an encyclopedia called the "Brain Center" that teaches chemistry in a simple-to-understand format while giving clues needed to solve puzzles. Throughout gameplay, "knowledge chips" are discovered that, when added to the Brain Center, increase the amount of accessible information and clues for the player. Subjects in the encyclopedia run the gamut of basics in the field, including such things as organic chemistry and electrochemistry. One does not have to be a studied chemist to be a successful player, but I can't imagine that it does any harm to have had a class or two in one's life. The really great thing about how this is presented is that you are not stuck dealing with any slow-moving materials or equations; instead you increase your knowledge of the science through application of principles. Like any of the titles in this series, the science is not meted out in an unconfrontable manner, but rather in puzzles that are germane and fit within the environment."

"Chemicus, like the earlier games in this series, is highly recommended as a learning tool for kids studying chemistry, to increase understanding and the ability to see concepts in a way that they can be more easily grasped. It is also a very satisfying game for adventure game players of all kinds, as long as they bring their brains to the party."



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