One fine day P. J. Barrett, an ordinary human being from the planet Earth, goes to a repair shop to fix his TV set. When he comes back for it, he accidentally picks up a wrong one. No big deal? Quite on the contrary. When the unsuspecting Mr. Barrett returns home and turns the TV on, he is sucked into a portal! One moment later he finds himself on the strange planet of Daltere. Naturally, this planet needs a savior: the evil alien Helmar has stolen an artifact known as the Jewel of Light, thus endangering the entire galaxy. Now our unlikely hero has to overcome various obstacles and to save the world.Altered Destiny
is a puzzle-solving adventure game. The interface is very similar to the one used in Les Manley
games by the same company
. The navigation can be done with the mouse (point-and-click), but the game still requires text input to issue commands to the hero and to interact with the world.
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In the credits, Michael Berlyn
gives special thanks to Ennio the Legend. Ennio the Legend is one of the main characters in Tass Times in Tonetown
, another game Berlyn designed.
When the player types look rock
or look stone
, he will receive an ironic reply from the game: "A rock is a rock is a rock".
Obviously this is a reference to the sentence
by poetess Gertrude Stein: "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose".
The sound code is extremely finicky - unless one can find the right combination of free RAM, video mode, and sound device, it usually plays through the PC speaker. Adlib and CGA usually works, CMS music seems to be more difficult.Information also contributed by