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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
10 Computer Hits 21986ZX SpectrumBeau Jolly3.50
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 Software4.39
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.4.83
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 Software4.43

Selected Covers

The Golden Baton ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Golden Baton
Waxworks ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Waxworks
Arrow of Death Part I Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Arrow of Death Part I
Circus ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Circus
Ten Little Indians Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Ten Little Indians

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from The Golden Baton
I got it right, but to what avail?
Screenshot from Waxworks
Start of your mission.
Screenshot from Feasibility Experiment
Loading screen
Screenshot from Arrow of Death Part I
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