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Jinxter (Atari 8-bit)

Jinxter Atari 8-bit Opening story

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Description

Aquatania has recently become the land of misfortunes, due to a group of plotting witches. The task of finding five charms and a magic bracelet to put things right falls on you.

And you need a change of luck, because events in this game often emphasise the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You get hit by a car, fall a great height, sprayed with cheese sandwich and more! Being the guinea pig in this strange world will drive you insane - if this jinxed land doesn't do it first.

Jinxter is an interactive fiction with graphics title that takes a realistic world of people and situations, and then plays with the boundaries to create a strange and puzzling world. Characters are all getting on with their own tasks, and getting them to help you is usually a case of making sure something's in it for them.

Dialogue aims to add a comic touch to proceedings. Puzzles can often be solved in multiple ways, but the most obvious way is not always the correct one. Due to the presence of a Guardian, you can't actually die.

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Jinxter Atari 8-bit This is version 1.2. And a jolly good version it is, too. All Rights Reserved. They really mean it. No messing.
Jinxter Atari 8-bit You're on the buss.
Jinxter Atari 8-bit Opening story

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Extras

The game came with a lot of goodies: a beer coaster, a 'Independent Guardian' newspaper (and another translated one in the German version) and an envelope with information.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Least Rewarding Ending of All Time

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Terok Nor (18999) added Jinxter (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 04, 2006
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