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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
10 Computer Hits 21986ZX SpectrumBeau Jolly...
The Wizard of Akyrz1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.21
Perseus & Andromeda1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.19
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, 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
Feasibility Experiment1982Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software...
Arrow of Death Part II1982Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, ZX SpectrumAcorn Software Products, Inc.4.34
Escape from Pulsar 71982Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, TRS-80, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.33
Circus1982Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, TRS-80, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd.3.90
The Time Machine1981Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.22
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 Software4.08
The Golden Baton1981Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, TRS-80, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.33

Selected Covers

Perseus & Andromeda Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Perseus & Andromeda
The Golden Baton ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Golden Baton
Ten Little Indians Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Ten Little Indians
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

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Perseus & Andromeda
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Golden Baton
Starting screen, on a train
Screenshot from Ten Little Indians
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
Game group created by Martin Smith (63001), additional games added to group by Patrick Bregger (151074) and FatherJack (58549)