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The 7th Guest

MobyRank MobyScore
CD-i
78
4.3
Windows
67
3.7
Macintosh
...
4.1

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - DOS/Windows (United States):

    Experience the game about supernatural that's become an international phenomenon. New Available for Windows 95!

    Wildly acclaimed and wildly successful, The 7th Guest® has hypnotized over one million people worldwide and, in the process, forever altered the perception of CD-ROM's creative and technical potential.

    And now, you can be part of this phenomenon. Visit twisted toy maker Henry Stauf's haunted hilltop estate and find yourself transported back 70 years to the evening of a strange party that turned into a cold blooded night of death. Enter the living, breathing rooms. Hear the tales that dead men tell. And see where the seed of evil was planted that turned a tangled garden of ghosts into a masterpiece of terror.

    WINNER NO.1 RATED GAME
    Computer Gaming World Readers' Poll

    WINNER GOLDEN TRIAD AWARD
    Computer Game Review

    BEST ENTERTAINMENT TITLE
    Multimedia World Readers' Circle Award

    BEST CD-ROM GAME/ADULT
    PC World Class

    THIS AWARD-WINNING GAME FEATURES:
    Complete Windows® 95 and DOS compatibility.
    Old Man Stauf`s bizarre puzzles to solve and games to play.
    22 stunningly rendered, devilishly surprising 3-D rooms in a fully explorable haunted mansion.
    2 CDs of extensive gameplay with an original musical score.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Feb 21, 2010.

Back of Box - DOS (United States):
    Henry Stauf's mansion had been abandoned for as long as anyone dare remember. Stauf was a master toy maker, a maker of amazing puzzles and this strange house was his greatest creation. Now, the mansion stands empty, rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests came. Now there are only the eerie lights and the terrible sing-song rhymes of the children...
    And suddenly, you are in the house. You move from room to haunted room, step by terrifying step, as scenes from that night of horror come to life. Because Stauf's game isn't over. There were six guests the world knew about - and there was one other. Stauf's mad mansion lives again. And only you can end the nightmare and learn the secret of The 7th Guest.

    “Can a computer game really scare you witless? American development team Trilobyte reckons it's possible - and is currently pushing back the boundaries of PC programming to prove it. Get ready to quiver behind the sofa.”
    ACE MAGAZINE

    “Guest will completely stun you.”
    PC REVIEW

    “...the graphics are so real, you felt you were watching a film, rather than a created-as-you-press-the-button computer game.”
    COMPUTER GAMING REVIEW


    Old man Stauf built a house
    And filled it with his toys
    Six guests all came one night
    Their screams the only noise

    No one knows what happened next
    There's no one left so say
    But if you should see Old Man Stauf
    Get on your knees and pray

    Children's rhyme

    Anonymous


    FEATURES
    • The first Interactive Drama™ in a terrifyingly real virtual environment complete with live actors
    • Old Man Stauf's bizarre puzzles to solve and games to play
    • 22 rooms to explore in a fully-rendered 3-D haunted mansion with ghastly surprises lurking in every shadow

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Feb 21, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - CD-i (The Netherlands):
    A stunning interactive drama of mystery and intrigue... You don't know why you're in the mansion of the long-gone master toy maker, but you do know that you're not alone...

    The 7th Guest on CD-i promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with a combination of vivid imagery, special effects and cinematic shocks. The 7th Guest features CD-i Digital Video*, terrifyingly real virtual environments, haunted rooms to explore - complete with live actors - bizarre puzzles to solve, games to play and a chilling soundtrack.

    NU MET NEDERLANDS BOEKJE

    Published by Philips Interactive Media
    *CD-i Digital Video Cartridge required

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Feb 21, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - CD-i (Germany):
    Ein packendes interaktives Drama voller Rätsel und verwicklungen ... Du weißt nicht, warum Du in der Villa des längst verstorbenen Spielzeugmachermeisters bist, aber Du weißt genau, daß Du nicht allein bist ...

    The 7th Guest auf CD-i hält Dich durch eindringliche Bilder, Spezialeffekte und spannende Filmeinspielungen ständig in Atem. Durch den Einsatz von CD-i Digital Video* und echten Schauspielern werden bei The 7th Guest realistische Horrorumgebungen inszeniert. Räume, in denen es spukt, müssen ausgekundschaftet werden, bizarre Puzzles gilt es zu lösen und verschiedenste Spiele zu entdecken-und dies alles von dramatischen Soundeffekten untermalt.

    Verlegt durch Philips Interactive Media
    * CD-i Digital Video Cartridge wird benötigt.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Feb 21, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - CD-i (France):
    Il y a si longtemps que le manoir est inhabité que personne ne s'en souvient. La mort semble rôder dans cette demeure depuis que six invités s'y rendirent pour ne plus jamais en revenir. A présent, ce ne sont plus que lumièred inquiétantes, cris effrayants, sinistress gémissements... et VOUS!

    Au hasard de vos visites, des scènes de cette nuit d'horreur resurgissent et se mélent à la réalité. Allez-vous découvrir les pièges et résoudre les énigmes! Vous seul dísposez des moyens pour mettre fin á ce cauchemar. Cette version CD-I de 7th Guest vous propulse dans l'univers incroyable de l'interactivité totale. Ici, le film se marie aux images de synthèse pour vous offrir un spectacle surprenant. Laissez la magie opérer... Tout a été réalisé pour votre étonnement. La musique envoûtante qui accompagne ces images restera longtemps avec vous... pour votre plus grand bonheur!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107483) on Feb 21, 2010.

Back of Box - Macintosh (US/Canada):
    Henry Stauf's mansion had been abandoned for as long as anyone dare remember. Stauf was a master toy maker, a maker of amazing puzzles and this strange house was his greatest creation. Now, the mansion stands empty, rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests came. Now there are only the eerie lights and the terrible sing-song rhymes of the children.

    And suddenly, you are in the house. You move from room to haunted room, step by terrifying step, as scenes from that night of horror come to life.

    Because Stauf's game isn't over. There were six guests the world knew about - and there was one other. Stauf's mad mansion lives again. And only you can end the nightmare and learn the secret of The 7th Guest. 


    This Award-Winning Game Features: 
  • Groundbreaking use of full motion video and dialogue recorded by live actors in a terrifyingly real virtual environment.
  • Old Man Stauf's bizarre puzzles to solve and games to play
  • 22 Stunningly rendered, devilishly surprising 3-D rooms await you in this fully explorable haunted mansion
  • 2 CDs of extensive gameplay with an original music score

    "The game looks, sounds and plays and scares like a Technicolor Surround Sound Hollywood epic." MULTIMEDIA WORLD

    "If anyone, anywhere, really wants to know what CD-ROM can do, then take a look at The 7th Guest." STRATEGY PLUS

    "No other game for the Macintosh looks and moves like The 7th Guest." MAC USER

    "This is the most technically innovative game we have seen in years." COMPUTE

    Contributed by magisterrex (479) on Mar 23, 2007.

Box cover (White label release):
    The mansion of the master Toy Maker, Henry Strauf has been abandoned for as long as anyone can remember; rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests came. Now there are only the eerie lights. The terrifying screams. The unearthly wailing. Now there's only you. As you move from room to haunted room, scenes from that night of horror come to life. There was another guest. Strauf's game is not over. Only you can end the nightmare and discover the secret of The Seventh Guest.

    Trilobytes first interactive drama is designed to keep you constantly unsettled with a combination of vivid imagery, special effects, and cinematic shots. CD-ROM technology used to the full: The 7th Guest incorporates full-motion video, dialogue recorded by professional actors, and a chilling soundtrack to match. The first interactive drama in a terrifyingly real virtual environment complete with live actors. Old Man Stauf's bizarre puzzles to solve and games to play. 22 rooms to explore in a fully-realised 3-D haunted mansion with ghastly surprises lurking in every shadow.

    Contributed by Xantheous (1294) on Jul 09, 2001.

Back Cover:
    Henry Stauf's mansion has been abandoned for as long as anyone dare remember. Stauf was a master toymaker, a maker of amazing puzzles -- and this strange house was his greatest creation. Now, the mansion stands emtpy, rotting ever since the children started dying, ever since the six guests came. Now there are only the eerie lights and the terrible sing-song rhymes of the children... And suddenly, you are in the house. You move from room to haunted room, step-by-terrifying step, as scenes, from that night of horror come to life. Because Stauf's game isn't over. There were six guests the world knew about -- and there was one other. Stauf's mad mansion lives again. And only you can end the nightmare and learn the secret of The 7th Guest.

    Contributed by Trixter (8739) on Sep 19, 1999.