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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

Perseus & Andromeda Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Perseus & Andromeda
Escape from Pulsar 7 ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Escape from Pulsar 7
Waxworks ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Waxworks
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
Ten Little Indians Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Ten Little Indians

Selected Screenshots

Start of your mission.
Screenshot from Feasibility Experiment
Loading screen
Screenshot from Perseus & Andromeda
Loading screen
Screenshot from Escape from Pulsar 7
I got it right, but to what avail?
Screenshot from Waxworks
Standard loading screen
Screenshot from Arrow of Death Part II