Weekend Promo: 60% off Pirates, Colonization and other oldies but goodies at GOG!

Mysterious Adventures series

Group Description

A line of interactive fiction with graphics games by Brian Howarth, using Scott Adams' parser.

Trivia

These games perhaps hold the record for greatest number of times published, by different publishers. Over the years Mysterious Adventures have been published by:
  • Molimerx
  • Acorn Software Products
  • Digital Fantasia
  • Channel 8 Software
  • Paxman Promotions
  • Tynesoft
  • Adventure International UK
Each publisher had one or more different box styles for the game as well!

Even the numbering order changed from the chronological:
  1. The Golden Baton
  2. The Time Machine
  3. Arrow of Death (Part 1)
  4. Arrow of Death (Part 2)
  5. Escape from Pulsar 7
  6. Circus
  7. Feasibility Experiment
  8. The Wizard of Akyrz
  9. Perseus & Andromeda
  10. Ten Little Indians
  11. Waxworks
...to that used by Channel 8:
  1. The Golden Baton
  2. Arrow of Death (Part 1)
  3. Arrow of Death (Part 2)
  4. Escape from Pulsar 7
  5. Feasibility Experiment
  6. The Time Machine
  7. Circus
  8. The Wizard of Akyrz
  9. Perseus & Andromeda
  10. Ten Little Indians
  11. Waxworks
There were upcoming titles advertised, but never released:
  • Mid-Winter
  • After the Fire
  • Beyond the Infinite

Viewing all 12 items
Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
10 Computer Hits 21986ZX SpectrumBeau Jolly3.00
Feasibility Experiment1983BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, Oric, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software1.80
Perseus & Andromeda1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Oric, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.19
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Waxworks1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.00
Escape from Pulsar 71983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.33
The Time Machine1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.22
Circus1983Atari 8-bit, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software3.90
The Wizard of Akyrz1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.21
Arrow of Death Part II1982Atari 8-bit, Browser, Commodore 64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, ZX SpectrumAcorn Software Products, Inc.4.57
The Golden Baton1982Atari 8-bit, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International4.33
Arrow of Death Part I1981Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.25

Selected Covers

Arrow of Death Part II TRS-80 Front Cover Note they simply re-used the packaging from Part I and put a sticker over it
Front cover for Arrow of Death Part II
Circus ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Circus
The Time Machine ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Time Machine
Waxworks ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Waxworks
Escape from Pulsar 7 ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Escape from Pulsar 7

Selected Screenshots

Standard loading screen
Screenshot from Arrow of Death Part II
They're going to have to learn to light up the tent's interior if they want people to enjoy the show!
Screenshot from Circus
Starting location
Screenshot from The Time Machine
I got it right, but to what avail?
Screenshot from Waxworks
Loading screen
Screenshot from Escape from Pulsar 7