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Tanglewood (Atari ST)

Tanglewood Atari ST Title screen

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Description

Tanglewood is set on the planet T'ng-y-wd where Uncle Arthur has set up his mining operations. But just as he gets successful, a company tries to sue him out - the court date is in ten days and he has to prove his ownership of the planet. Now the player has to go there to find the needed documents.

The goal of the game is to use five mobiles to find items and use them in the right spot. This is made more difficult by the time limit (indicated with the day-night rhythm) and the big free-roaming world. Every mobile has different abilities, e.g. repairing, and attributes which allow them to travel through places the others can't pass. The action comes into play because the player directly controls the mobiles and has to evade the defenses built up by the company. Initially only one mobile can protect itself; the other ones have to find certain crystals and learn how to use them.

The player can instantly switch between the mobiles. This is not only needed to solve puzzles, but also because all mobiles (including the opponent's) run out of energy when used. The only way to recharge is to spend time with another mobile - but the time does not stop for the unused mobiles, so it is advised to park them at a save location. Some parts of the game take place underground, e.g. in mines.

Screenshots

Tanglewood Atari ST Title screen
Tanglewood Atari ST Selecting position 1
Tanglewood Atari ST Finding an interesting spot ...
Tanglewood Atari ST ... it's only old rubbish. Damn.

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1987 9.75 out of 12 81
Atari ST User Mar, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Tilt Feb, 1988 16 out of 20 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1988 752 out of 1000 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Feb, 1988 5.5 out of 10 55
Happy Computer Feb, 1988 48 out of 100 48

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Dragon version - split 1 Trypticon (10739)
Dec 29, 2011

Trivia

Inspiration

According to Ian Murray-Watson the game was originally supposed to be based on the cartoon Willow the Wisp, but because of the licensing fees they stepped away from that plan.

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Patrick Bregger (160732) added Tanglewood (Atari ST) on Oct 16, 2011
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