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Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror

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Back of Box - Windows (UK):

    From the makers of LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS™, BENEATH A STEEL SKY™ and BROKEN SWORD™



    Intrepid adventurers George and Nico are embroiled in yet another mysterious escapade of brutality, calamity and immortality in this, the sequel to the highly successful Broken Sword™. Evil spells and brutal reprisals haunt them as they face their most sinister challenge to date.

    As the threatening darkness of the eclipse smothers all, the discovery of a sinister drugs ring by chance reveals an arcane power of an ancient civilization. Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery.

    Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy and deadly drug barons are the least of the daredevil duo's worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind!

    Nerve, cunning and guile are essentials in order to conquer this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart

    • OVER 60 CHARACTERS TO INTERACT WITH AND OVER 60 USEABLE ITEMS.
    • A MULTITUDE OF HIGHLY DETAILED LOCATIONS TO EXPLORE AND INVESTIGATE.
    • HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF MIND-BENDING PUZZLES AND CLUES TO COLLECT.
    • BEAUTIFUL CLASSICALLY ANIMATED SEQUENCES AND STUNNING SUPER-VGA GRAPHICS.
    • 260 SOUND EFFECTS AND OVER 2 HOURS OF ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM BRITAIN'S PREMIER COMPOSER, BARRINGTON PHELOUNG.
    • 2 CDS AND OVER 60 HOURS OF CHALLENGING GAMEPLAY

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16615) on May 14, 2010.

Print advertisement - PC Player 11/1997:
    (Post cards)

    INDONESIA
    A paronamic view from the northern end of Lake Toba, in North Sumatra.

    three little Buddhas
    Nepal

    SHANGHAI

    CAIRO

    KENIA

    Nassau, BAHAMAS

    New York City

    I love Arizona

    Popocatepetl, MEXICO

    AUSTRALIA
    Happy holidays in the middle of nowhere

    MAN SAGT, AN BESONDERS SCHÖNEN ORTEN FÜHLT MAN SICH WIE
    Dieses packende Adventure führt Sie, George Stobbart, und die Reporterin Nico auf die Spur einer international operierenden Verbrecherorganisation. Zu allem Überfluß geraten Sie bei Ihren Nachforschungen in den Bann des zwielichtigen Professors Oubier,
    NEUGEBOREN. DAMIT SIE DIESES GEFÜHL SO RICHTIG GENIESSEN KÖNNEN.
    der die jahrhundertealten Geheimnisse und mystischen Kräfte der Maya für sein Streben nach grenzenloser Macht mißbrauchen will. Von nun an beginnt eine mörderische Jagd um die Welt, an deren Ende es nur einen Sieger geben kann. Na dann: gute Reise.
    WERDEN SIE VORHER DEM TOD EIN WENIG NÄHER BRINGEN:

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    (Post cards)

    @ 1997 Revolution Software, Ltd. (P) 1997 Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe), Ltd. Baphomets Fluch II - Der Spiegel der Seele ist ein eingetragenes Warenzeichen von Revolution Software, Ltd. Virgin ist ein eingetragenes Warenzeichen von Virgin Enterprise, Ltd. Alle Reche vorbehalten
    Greetings from In

    Alicante
    España

    Bridge in Vietman

    Caribbean Screenshot

    SCREENSHOT DE MARSEILLE

    HONGKONG

    Grüße aus Wien

    Screenshot and Greetings from London

    Screenshot from Quaramonte

    Screenshot from Mexico

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107156) on Apr 16, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - Windows (Germany):
    Die Fortsetzung des Adventure-Hits "Baphomets Fluch"
    George Stobbart hat mit seinen Urlauben in Paris einfach kein Glück. Kaum trifft er in der Metropole ein, um seine Freundin Nico wieder zu treffen, wird er niedergeschlagen und findet sich an einem Stuhl gefesselt wieder. Leider ist er allein, so daß er niemanden hat, mit dem er wetten könnte, ob ihn die giftige Spinne oder die Flammen, die auf ihn zukommen, zuerst erreichen.
    Natürlich versucht George sich zu befreien, aber hätte er gewußt was auf ihn zukommt, wäre er wohl lieber sitzen geblieben.
    Von den Schergen eines skupellosen Drogenbarons um den halben Erdball gejagt zu werden, gehört noch zu den entspannenderen Übungen, denn irgendwo in einer längst vergessenen Pyramide in Mexico wartet eine unendlich alte und böse Macht darauf, einmal mehr die Menschheit zu geißeln.

    PC Player: 5 von 5 Sternen
    "Wenn Sie in diesem Jahr nur ein Adventure kaufen, sollte es Baphomets Fluch 2 sein."

    PC Games:
    Wertung 85%

    PC Action:
    Wertung 86%

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107156) on Apr 19, 2009.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1997 (German):
    Lieber George Stobbart,

    hier noch einmal kurz gefaßt Ihr Reiseangebot.
    Sie treffen mit Ihrer entzückenden Begleiterin Nico eine Verbrecherorganisation, einen zwielichtigen Professor, lösen im besten Fall jahrhundertealte Geheimnisse, geraten in den Bann mystischer Kräfte der Maya und müssen so ganz nebenbei dem Streben nach grenzenloser Macht widerstehen. All das auf einer mörderischen Jagd um die Welt, die bis heute noch niemand überlebt hat.
    Viel Spaß!

    PS: Ihre Reiserücktrittsversicherung wurde leider abgelehnt.

    ES IST NOCH NICHT VORBEI!



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    ---High Resolution---Verschiedene Kameraperspektiven---


    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Feb 27, 2005.

Revolution Web Site:
    Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror

    Released in 1997, one year after BS1, Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror continues the Broken Sword trilogy with George and Nico pursuing what starts out as a cut and dried drug dealing mystery but which ultimately leads them to a Mayan cult in the jungles of South America. All the themes that made Broken Sword 1 a success were developed further for this follow up and despite the tight one year deadline – half the time taken to produce BS1 – BS2 utilised an all new engine and scripting system.

    Broken Sword 2 was produced for PC and PSOne.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Jul 10, 2004.

US Box - Back Cover:
    A human sacrifice awakens the Mayan God of Death.

    Plunge into a shadowy conspiracy world where the schemes of a mad drug kingpin and the prophesized return of an ancient Mayan god clash in what could be the end for all mankind. Race around the globe with George as he frantically attempts to free Nico, his investigative reporter girlfriend, from the clutches of Karzac's crime cartel. Guide Nico and George as they unravel the dark mysteries that lead them closer and closer to an ancient horror best left buried in the steamy jungles of Central America. Gather clues and make friends, but beware -- a smiling face can hide a deadly obstacle in your quest to stop the return of "he who devours the sun and consumes the flesh of all mankind", the mighty Mayan God, Tezcatlipoca.

  • Battle against the evils of a criminal mastermind, solve enigmatic puzzles and stop a murderous Mayan God of Death from destroying the world in a masterfully crafted adventure featuring relentless action and alternating viewpoints between George and Nico at cliffhanger moments.

  • Immersive 3-D graphics and stylized animation combine to create a beautifully rendered environment as well as a trully cinematic feel.

  • Explore the seedy underbelly of the world's most exotic ports of call, in this adventure steeped in historic fact.

  • With three hours of original music and over 300 musical cues, this dynamic soundtrack swells and crescendos to heighten the drama of every move you make.

    Contributed by MAT (69815) on Oct 09, 2003.

From uk.playstation.com:
    The Mayans

    The Mayans had an incredible civilisation which flourished for centuries until, almost over night, it mysteriously ceased. Great cities were abandoned as the Indians retreated to the jungle. No one has been able to explain what went so catastrophically and so suddenly wrong. At that time, all peoples of Central America practised human sacrifice - tearing out the beating hearts of victims as an offering to the great sun god - believing that the mortal blood of man was needed to feed the immortal gods - and that without sacrifices the sun would not rise each morning.

    Mayan legends tell of Tezcatlipoca, the evil god of sacrifice and destruction, who was entombed inside a "Smoking Mirror". To ensure he never escaped, three shields were crafted which, when brought together, could project Tezcatlipoca's evil back on himself and destroy him. The legends also tell of how Spanish Conquistadors stole the shields when they first "discovered" the New World. The Mayan survivors knew that one day, Tezcatlipoca would rise again and that without the shields nothing could stop him from invoking a new age of Armageddon.

    As a journalist, Nico has been investigating a cocaine smuggling ring. She suspected a high class Mayan art supplier of using his gallery as a front for drug running. Nico followed a lead and came across a package which she assumed to contain cocaine. But when she got the package from the safe drop she found, to her disappointment, that it contained a Mayan artefact - a perfectly smooth curved onyx stone in the shape of a shield, on which appeared unfamiliar symbols.

    She decided to contact Professor Oubier, a world expert on the Mayan civilisation, to try and find out more about any connection.Oubier sounded delighted to hear about the artefact - and invited Nico to visit as soon as possible - asking her to bring the shield. Being slightly suspicious and apprehensive, Nico asked George to accompany her.George has not seen Nico for many months. Having defeated the neo-Templar conspiracy at the end of Broken Sword I, he had had to return to America to tend his father who was seriously ill. His father subsequently died after which George returned to Paris. On his return, he found Nico uncommunicative and unfriendly. He later found, to his horror, that she had struck up a relationship with her ex-lover Andre Lobineau.

    When George and Nico arrive at Oubier's house, they are met by Pablo. Although suspicious, they enter the house, and walk up the stairs to Oubier's study. Here George is knocked unconscious and tied to a chair. Nico is shot with a poison dart and collapses. She is then carried away from the house by Pablo who knocks a lamp onto the floor. George regains consciousness to find himself bound, the room alight, and being approached by a tarantula....


    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 13, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Intrepid adventurers George and Nico are embroiled in yet another mysterious escapade of brutality, calamity and immortality in this, the sequel to the highly successful Broken Sword. Evil spells and brutal reprisals haunt them as they face their most sinister challenge to date.

    As the threatening darkness of the eclipse smothers all, the discovery of a sinister drugs ring by chance reveals an arcane power of an ancient civilization. Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery.

    Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy and deadly drug barons are the least of the daredevil duo's worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind!

    Nerve, cunning and guile are essentials in order to conquer this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart.

    Contributed by Shane k (127) on Mar 25, 2000.