||(Win95/98/Me/Mac) (Retail) (KINGSF13DR)
Publisher: Presto Studios /
Screen Savers / Mini-Games / Novella
ESRB Rating: Teen - Animated violence
B+ from Just Adventure
At the very top of your seemingly benign keyboard is a
row of function keys. On a standard PC, they number F1 to F12. Key F13 doesn't
exist. Even on a MAC, the F13 is an unassuming little key that simply captures
a displayed screen. What if an F13 with some real potency appeared? Something
menacing, a merger of technology and terror brought straight to your desktop.
Would you dare strike such a key? A provocative yet unanswered question for
horror fans and computer users. Unanswered until now...
Ctrl, Alt, ...Shiver
The master of horror goes interactive. F13 is presented in
an imaginative and easy to use format. It is an interactive time-killer and
exceptional desktop companion filled with bone-chilling realism and delivered
in distinct 'Stephen King' style.
Original Stephen King work:
"Everything's Eventual" is a suspense filled, quick-read
novella that offers a rare opportunity to own a title that has never been
published in book form. It's presented with a full selection of illustrations
and eerie audio files. A "Digital Bookmark" is included and allows you to keep
your place in King's gripping tale.
Mini-Games require little practice and can be jumped into
with relative ease. Through Mini-Games, computer users everywhere can enjoy a
quick and entertaining interactive experience:
Bug Splat: Roaches
hatch, multiply and scurry across your computer screen. Grab a fly swatter, and
squash them into a disgusting gooey splat.
No Swimming: Not just your usual cyber-fishies! Your
tank's infested with ravenous Piranha! Fortunately, you've got a variety of
"livestock" to serve up to these swimming meat processors.
Whack-A-Zombie: Zombies are climbing out of their
graves, in search of human flesh. It's up to you to keep them in check. Grab
your shovel and whack 'em back into the afterlife.
The Master of Horror has taken over your monitor, banishing
the standard fare of flying kitchen appliances and celebrity mug shots to a
Murder and Mayhem: A homicidal maniac makes his mark
on a charming Victorian home and keeps the funeral parlor and moving company
buzzing with business.
Frightware Trivia: You think you know all there is to
know about Stephen King? Brush up on your "King" lore with Frightware Trivia.
Evil Genius At Work: A lively caricature of Stephen
King types away at the corner of your monitor, generating a real-time story
with atmospheric sound effects.
Stephen King, The Works:
A selection of Stephen King's published titles and summaries spontaneously
appear in abstract format, reminding you of each haunting tale.
It's Just Lightning: The creepy clown sitting dormant
among the cobwebs seems to move with every flash of lightning.
Creature Under My Bed: A calm image of someone in a
deep slumber under the blankets changes to a nightmare as mischievous
happenings fill the room.
Terror Eyes: Multiple sets of eyes lurk on a flesh
colored background watching your every move.
Desktop Themes and More: F13 offers a selection of
'Frightware' wallpaper themes and a full set of creepy audio files.
Windows 95/98/Me: Pentium 166MMX (P200 recommended),
32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 2MB graphic card DirectX compatible, high color,
SVGA with 512K RAM, 200MB free hard disk space (330MB for full install), 4x
CD-ROM drive, sound card.
Macintosh: Mac O/S System 7.5 or better, PowerPC
80MHz (PowerPC 603 recommended), 32MB RAM (64MB recommended), 50MB free hard
disk space (300MB for full install), thousands of colors, 4x CD-ROM for
Adventure by Randy Sluganski
""Everything's Eventual" is the typical King teenage
angst narrative, but with a twist. It is only available on F13, and the reading
is enhanced by illustrations and eerie audio files and music. Imagine for a
moment how cool it must be to devour a King horror novella on your monitor in a
darkened room with accompanying sound effects and music. This alone is worth
the price of admission. But much more awaits the discerning King addict.."
"The coup-de-grace, though, is the
screensavers. A few are so lengthy that you would think you were viewing a
mini-series on your monitor. "Murder and Mayhem" is one of the better
screensavers ever made. It actually has a storyline that can be followed, and
the ending is chilling. Others that will make the hairs on your neck stand up
are "Creature Under My Bed" (don't let your children see this one!) and "It's
Just Lightning" (it will be a long time before you enter a dark basement!). For
the Stephen King buff, "The Works" is a compilation of all of King's published
titles, and "Frightware Trivia" a constantly changing challenge of Stephen King
lore. The excellent screensavers and novella easily raise F13 above any other
utility program on the market today."
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