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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


Selected Covers

Waxworks ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Waxworks
Escape from Pulsar 7 ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Escape from Pulsar 7
The Wizard of Akyrz Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Wizard of Akyrz
The Golden Baton ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Golden Baton
Arrow of Death Part I Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Arrow of Death Part I

Selected Screenshots

I got it right, but to what avail?
Screenshot from Waxworks
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Screenshot from Escape from Pulsar 7
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Screenshot from The Wizard of Akyrz
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Screenshot from The Golden Baton
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Screenshot from Arrow of Death Part I