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Time Zone (Apple II)

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Description

Someone has chosen you to secure the Earth's future by destroying the evil ruler of the planet Neburon. He offers you the ability of time and space travel in order to do so, and has placed a time machine in your home so that you can travel to different time periods. In these periods, you will meet such famous names like Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, Cavemen, Robin Hood, Benjamin Franklin, and Cleopatra.

Like other Hi-Res Adventures by On-Line Systems, you can switch between graphic and text modes. You are required to type a one- or two-word command to perform actions. The game can also be saved with a floppy disk, but with one that is specifically designed for use with the game.

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Time Zone Apple II The Amazon.
Time Zone Apple II The signing of the Declaration of Independence - July 4th, 1776
Time Zone Apple II In the Roman Colosseum.
Time Zone Apple II King Richard's Castle.

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A decent time-traveling adventure, despite disk swaps and red herrings *Katakis* (37818) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

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Development

The game took 14 months to complete. The design and writing process, conducted solely by Roberta Williams, was six months.

Manual

The original Apple II documentation contains a disclaimer stating that there might be mistakes in the game. According to an interview with Roberta Williams with Computer Gaming World (May/June 1982), the reason is that Williams accidentally placed a rhea bird in Australia instead of South America where it belongs to. She was visiting the L.A. zoo where the rheas where placed within the Australian area and so she adopted it into the game. When they discovered the mistake it was too late to correct.
*Katakis* (37818) added Time Zone (Apple II) on Oct 23, 2004
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