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9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame begins with a nobleman's daughter who attends the Paris Festival of Fools and through strange events goes missing. The player is called in to investigate the disappearance of the girl by the Paris police. Eye witness accounts from others at the festival describe unreal events of the young girl being whisked away by the gargoyles of Notre Dame. It appears the reanimation of the gargoyles is link to a powerful stone sapphire from the past. It was divided many years ago but in doing so has created both good and evil stone fragments. The corrupting fragment is in the hands of Arkivus who has used its evil energy to become immortal and now craves even more power. As the title implies the adventure takes place in and around the famed cathedral of Notre Dame.

The player interface and game mechanics provide a hybrid approach of graphical adventure with on screen movement touch points, puzzles and hidden-object search style game play. Objects collected in inventory at the bottom of the screen require the player to drop or drag them onto other items in the scenes to activate or complete needed tasks for progression. Hidden object scenes are somewhat traditional with word objects at the bottom. Some scene objects must be opened, moved or used to finally reveal the object to be found. Objects requiring this function are listed in a different colored text.


9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame Windows Main menu
9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame Windows Mini puzzle - pipe organ
9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame Windows Mini puzzle - Notre Dame door lock
9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame Windows Tower - objects

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Alternate Titles

  • "9: Les Ténèbres de Notre-Dame" -- French title
  • "9: Die dunkle Seite von Notre Dame" -- German title

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me3D31337 (59388) added 9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame (Windows) on Jul 29, 2014