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Loom (Amiga)

70
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Jewel Case - TurboGrafx CD (US):

    Long after the passing of the Second Shadow, when dragons

    ruled the twilight sky and the stars were bright and numerous, came the Age of the Great Guilds. • Blacksmiths. Shepherds. Clerics. Each dedicated to the absolute control of secret knowledge. • Another such Guild was the Weavers. Over the centuries, their craft transcended the limits of physical cloth, until they wove the very fabric of reality itself. • Now, a strange power has swept the Weavers into oblivion, leaving behind one Weaver boy to unravel the mystery. Help young Bobbin rescue his Guild...and you just might save the universe from an unspeakable catastrophe.

    Explore strange lands.

    Control the awesome powers of nature.

    Test your skills against dragons.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10060) on Jul 08, 2009.

Back of box - Amiga/Atari ST/DOS (US):

    Long after the passing of the Second Shadow, when dragons ruled the twilight sky and the

    stars were bright and numerous, came the Age of the Great Guilds. • Blacksmiths. Shepherds. Clerics. Each dedicated to the absolute control of secret knowledge. • Another such Guild was the Weavers. Over the centuries, their craft transcended the limits of physical cloth, until they wove the very fabric of reality itself. • Now, a strange power has swept the Weavers into oblivion, leaving behind one Weaver boy to unravel the mystery. Help young Bobbin rescue his Guild...and you just might save the universe from an unspeakable catastrophe.

    An extraordinary adventure with an interface of magic...
    • Stunning, high-resolution, 3D landscapes.
    • Sophisticated score and musical effects.
    • Detailed animation and special effects.
    • Elegant point 'n' click control of characters, objects, and magic spells.
    • No burdensome typing, mapping, or inventory management.
    • Easy to enjoy for beginners, yet challenging enough for veteran adventure gamers.

    "Enchanting...complex... captivating."—
    Game Player's Guide

    Included inside...Loom, the Audio Drama—A 30-minute Dolby Stereo cassette, produced at Lucasfilm's Academy Award-winning Sprocket Systems. Brings the characters and setting of the game vividly to life. • The Book of Patterns—An illustrated textbook of spellweaving. Use it to identify, record, and cast magic spells.

    Not all of the Guilds welcome strangers.

    A spellweaver's power is not for the sheepish.

    Use your magic skill to influence the gullible.

    Contributed by JudgeDeadd (10060) on Jul 08, 2009.

Advertisement in Computer Gaming World, June 1988:
    The game is fantasy. The interface is magic.

    Alone on a craggy hilltop, high above an island shrouded in perpetual mist, your quest begins. But tread gingerly, because while the world of Loom is breathakingly beautiful, unspeakable danger awaits the unsuspecting.

    Trepidation soon gives way to bravado as you peek inside abandoned tents in the village. Stumbling over a discarded weaver's distaff, you watch in wonder as it gradually glows and resonates with a sequence of musical notes. Tentatively at first, you point the staff and repeat the notes. After considerable experimentation, you may discover the power to see in the dark. Or weave straw into gold. And eventually find the means to leave the island itself.

    A fantastic odyssey ensues, as menacing waterspouts, merciless dragons and exotic cities draw you deeper and deeper into the fantasy. Armed with the distaff's magic power, you stride fearlessly across vast, cinamatic landscapes. Seeking the arcane knowledge possessed by the Great Guilds, accumulated and refined since the dawn of time.

    Typing is banished from this kingdom.


    Loom is more than a masterpiece of fantasy storytelling. With Loom, Lucasfilm Games literally redefines the fantasy computer game experience. Simple point n' click actions move your character, select objects, and perform magic. No cumbersome keystrokes, text parsing, maze mapping, or inventory management intrude to break the spell.

    We even transport you to the Age of the Great Guilds before you turn on the computer. With a lavishly produced, 30-minute drama on Dolby Stereo audio cassette that's included with the game. Recorded by Lucasfilm's Academy Award-winning Sprocket System, it introduces the characters and sets the scene for the impending, epic struggle against imposing odds.

    Then it's full immersion into Loom's 3-Dimensional, scrolling panoramic landscape. Where detailed animation, high definition graphics, startling special effects and stirring musical score combine to create a total environment. Captivating you from the opening scene to the final climax.

    And your quest for a truly magical fantasy adventure is finally realized.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 15, 2001.

Back of the box:
    Long after the passing of the Second Shadow, when dragons ruled the twilight sky and the stars were bright and numerous, came the Age of the Great Guilds. Blacksmiths, Shepherds, Clerics. Each dedicated to the absolute control of secret knowledge. Another such Guild was the Weavers. Over the centuries, their craft transcended the limits of physical cloth, until they wove the very fabric of reality itself. Now, a strange power has swept he Weavers into oblivion, leaving behind one Weaver boy to unravel the mystery. Help young Bobbin rescue his Guild...and you just might save the universe from an unspeakable catastrophe.

    An extraordinary adventure with an interface of magic...
  • Stunning, high resolution, 3D landscapes.
  • Sophisticated score and musical effects
  • Detailed animation and special effects
  • Elegant point 'n' click control of characters, objects and magic spells.
  • No burdensome typing, mapping, or inventory management.
  • An easy and engaging game for beginners and veterans alike.
  • "Enchanting...complex...captivating." -- Game Players Guide

    Included inside...Two CDs: Loom, the Audio Drama, a thirty minute prequel to the game. Brings the characters and settings of the game vividly to life. Loom, the Game, exciting game play featuring full voice, dialogue and orchestral sound track. A compelling movie-like experience. * The Book of Patterns -- An illustrated textbook of spellweaving. Use it to identify, record, and cast magic spells.

    Contributed by Eurythmic (2610) on Jul 22, 1999.