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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (Game Boy Color)

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Description

Edward Carnby, private eye of the paranormal, is back. His best friend, Charles Fiske, has been found dead near Shadow Island--a mysterious island near Maine. It is his duty to take up the investigation and find out the secrets of Shadow Island. The game takes place in the surrounding grounds of a gloomy mansion. The game tries to import most of the gameplay mechanics of its console/Windows brother: most time is spent exploring the game world (screens with switching camera perspectives), collecting items and using them to solve puzzles.

Besides the obvious technical changes due to the restricted power of the Game Boy Color system, there are two important differences: There is no choice of characters, and if the player is attacked (mostly on pre-defined points, in some areas randomly) the game switches to a different playing mode. The perspective is somewhere between isometric and top-down, and the player has to kill the approaching enemies - he can turn in eight directions and has to aim in the general direction. Consistently to the previous entries of this series the ammo is scarce.

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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Game Boy Color Die, bastard!
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Game Boy Color The game switches to a separate mode for combat.
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Game Boy Color Upstairs.
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare Game Boy Color Having a look at the map

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Not really Alone in the Dark. Sycada (175) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Aug 07, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Oct, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Jun, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 12, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Super Play Jun, 2001 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Target Jul 16, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55

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Sycada (175) added Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (Game Boy Color) on Jul 04, 2001