||(Win95/98 Only) (Jewel Case) (MYSTPJ)
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The Surrealistic Adventure That Will
Become Your World
Few are chosen. Fewer succeed. Journey now to an island
world surrealistically tinged with mystery... where every vibrant rock, scrap
of paper, and sound may hold vital clues to your unravelling a chilling tale of
intrigue and injustice that defies all boundaries of time and space. Only your
wits and imagination will serve to stay the course and unlock the ancient
betrayal of ages past.
Combine keen observation and logic to unlock the
secrets of Myst.
Walk through stunning 3D photo-realistic graphics.
View incredible video animation.
Experience a first-person point of view with no
distracting controls or windows.
Delight in an original soundtrack and sound effects
that enhance the sense of realism.
Explore eerie worlds of starkly fantastic beauty.
Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98 Only, 386DX 33 MHz (486
recommended), 4 MB RAM (8 MB recommended) for Windows 3.1, 8 MB RAM for Windows
95, Super VGA (640 x 480, 256 colors) with compatible drivers, CD-ROM drive
(double-speed drive or higher recommended), Windows compliant sound device -
with compatible drivers.
It actually runs on Windows XP but it won't save the game.
Computer Life, October 1994
"Myst is set on a beautiful, surreal, and richly detailed
island (which sadly, exists only in the dimension of CD). It gave me very
little guidance as to why I was there (I didn't care, really) or what to do
next (what kind of game is this, anyway?). I soon figured out that's all part
of the game - or maybe it's really a wordless, interactive mystery novel."
PC Magazine, September 13,
"Thousands of strangely beautiful 3-D scenes, video clips,
eerie music, and authentic sound effects combine to make up a sensual if
frustrating experience on the Island of Myst. It's frustrating because you are
never sure of the plot or what you are seeking; about all you do know is that
something has gone horribly wrong on the island and the inhabitants have
"In a kind of sequential slide show, you visit one scene
after another to invesitgate the planetarium, the space ship, the misty forest,
the secret tunnels, and the strange mechanisms that dot the landscape.
Eventually the rocky little island will give up its secrets and you'll solve
"If you like a neat plot with defined goals, you will be
disappointed. But if you are looking for an original and ground-breaking game,
you need look no further than Myst."
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