Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

The 7th Guest (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4388)
Written on  :  Jul 09, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

One of the most memorable experiences of my life.

The Good

Aah, The 7th Guest :-) I bought it a few months after we bought a single speed CD-ROM-equipped 386 in 1993. The game cost a fortune (330 shekels - today's equivallent of about $80), and - since I bought it in the middle of a school day - brought a huge amount of attention to the little package.

The game simply blew me away - smooth (not 100% on my single-speed though), beautiful animations, actual video (which was, for the time, a technological breakthrough) and very difficult gameplay. The music was so dramatic and enveloping I still listen to the CD soundtrack to this day.

The Bad

Some of the puzzles are just damn difficult, most mention-worthy is the microscope puzzle in the basement which is just DIFFICULT. I did finish the game eventually, and I still find it an awesome experience at 1am with the lights out and volume cranked up...

Also, I have to agree with Jim - the actors are rather terrible.

The Bottom Line

A wonderful experience you will never forget.