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It is another typical evening for you -- watching your uncle once again attempt to prove the world wrong by demonstrating that his wacky inventions really do work. Well, maybe not quite so typical. Tonight is Halloween. People are wandering the streets in costumes. Ghosts and goblins are everywhere. Your uncle, meanwhile, activates his "wormhole spawner" and the sky rips open. (A wormhole, as everyone knows, is a tunnel through time and space, allowing travel across millions of light years in split seconds.) Amazingly, he's done it. He's finally come up with a gizmo that works...
An extremely flexible and user frienldly interface allowing the player to move cleanly through the game. A succession of rendered animation sequences as the story unfolds. The ability to manipulate virtually everything on screen providing fully submersive gameplay. Dozens of intelligent characters to interact with.
Added by Jeanne (75663) on Mar 10, 2007
Back Cover - DOS (Europe)
You are watching your Uncle once again attempt to prove the world wrong and show that his wacky adventures really do work. It is Halloween and people are wandering the streets in fancy dress. There are ghosts and goblins everywhere. Uncle, meanwhile, activates his "Worm Hole Spawner" and a hole in the sky rips open. An invention that finally works! But at what cost? A worm hole is a tunnel through time and space, allowing travel across millions of light years in split seconds.
Vous voilè encore à regarder votre Oncle qui siefforce de dámontrer au monde entier quiil se trompe et de prouver que ses péripéties complètement dingues marchent réellement. Ciest la célébation diHalloween et tout le monde se proméne déguisé dans les rues. Il y a des fantömes et des lutins partout. Pendant ce temps là, votre Oncle active sa "Machine à Faire des Trous Sans Fin" et une ouverture apparait subitement dans le ciel. Enfin une invention qui marche! Mais, à quel prix? Un trou sans fin est un tunnel traversant le temps et liespace et permettant de parcourir des millions d'années-lumiére en quelques secondes.
Geister und Kobolde, wohin man blickt. Alle Welt in auf der Straße und feiert Halloween. Nur mein Onkel nicht. Er will seine neue Erfindung testen, den "Wurmlocherzeuger", und ich bin dabei. Da, jeus tat er ihn aktiviert. Sicher wieder ein Fehlschlag. Aber was ist das? Ein Loch im cummel reißt auf. Die Maschine funktioniert tatsächlich. Das muß gefeiert werden.
Added by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 26, 2004
Back Cover - DOS (US)
Capture the excitement of everyone's childhood dream--To single-handedly save the world from Alien intruders!
Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you enter the world of strange and bizarre characters, aliens and heroes all cast in beautifully detailed settings conjuring up images of alien worlds, ghosts, goblins and mad scientists.
Watch this dazzling world unfold as you, Benjamin, race against time to save your uncle from a race of aliens who have been catapulted 60 million light years into your backyard through a wormhole created by your uncle's latest invention--the Wormhole Spawner. Now you have to use your wits and his invention to save the human race.
The Aliens have kidnapped your uncle right in front of your eyes as you watch in horror. Only through your tireless efforts will you uncover the clues you will need to rescue him. As the mystery unravels you will uncover hundreds of puzzles and clues as you explore spooky mansions, dark and mysterious forests, underwater caverns, creepy cemeteries and crypts, isolated observatories and the aliens' mother ship itself. Meet dozens of characters along the way who will help or perhaps hinder you on your quest.
Once you enter this dazzling world of sights and sounds you will never want to leave!!!
- Hundreds of puzzles and clues provide you with hours of immersive gameplay.
- Stunning visuals combine fully rendered ray traced graphics with beautifully detailed hand drawn backgrounds.
- Meet a 5,000 year old Egyptian Mummy, an aquatic Alien Entity and dozens of other strange and bizarre characters as you pursue your quest to free your kidnapped uncle.
- Fully interactive gameplay puts you in total control.
- Extremely intuitive interface sets a new standard for graphical adventure games making The Alien Incident easy enough even for adults to play!
Added by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 26, 2004
It is another typical evening for you -- watching your uncle once again attempt to prove the world wrong by demonstrating that his wacky inventions really do work.
Well, maybe not quite so typical. Tonight is Halloween. People are wandering the streets in costumes. Ghosts and goblins are everywhere. Your uncle, meanwhile, activates his "wormhole spawner" and the sky rips open. (A wormhole, as everyone knows, is a tunnel through time and space, allowing travel across millions of light years in split seconds.) Amazingly, he's done it. He's finally come up with a gizmo that works.
But what is the cost?
While you are off celebrating the riches that will now no doubt be bestowed upon your family, a spacecraft enters Earth's atmosphere via the worm hole and scans the new environment. The Commander cannot believe his luck. One minute he's millions of light years away, and the next, he's hurtling down a tunnel to a new world full of opportunities. There are neither advanced weapons systems nor sophisticated defenses here. And the simple inhabitants are walking around draped in white gowns! Surely for an alien race who are themselves small and ghostly white (what an amazing coincidence!), this is a world ripe for the taking, for they can move around the community completely unchallenged. They act fast and descend upon the family mansion where your uncle is taken by four little aliens. You are left behind, hiding in shock behind the Worm Hole Spawning device.
Alone you set about rescuing your uncle... (and quite possibly the world) in this beautifully detailed graphic adventure.
Added by Swordmaster (147) on Jul 13, 2000