Blue Ice (DOS)

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Description

Blue Ice is a puzzle adventure that was released only in a few European countries, and then quickly disappeared from the market.

The game is best described as a surrealistic one, with a semi-standard plot. The player is a young prince who must prove himself worthy of a throne left for him by the belated king.

Screenshots

Blue Ice DOS Inside the house and the game becomes more surreal.
The con in the bottom centre of the screen shows the last locations accessed and is a quick way to navigate back to them
Blue Ice DOS In a land crushed by the weight of thousands of rules the only hope is, well, Hope
Blue Ice DOS Character information
Blue Ice DOS Game controls are placed in the borders above & below the action screen. In the bottom right is the save option, in the bottom left is the load option. there is only one save slot.

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Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Jan 15, 1997 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Svenska PC Gamer May, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Just Adventure Apr 21, 2004 C- 42
High Score Mar, 1997 2 out of 5 40
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1997 33 out of 100 33
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Music

The background music in Blue Ice features licensed tracks by Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Orbital, Duke Ellington, Future Sound of London, Paul Schutze, The Grid, Tangerine Dream, David Sylvian, and Cold Storage.

Solution

The game is infamous for not having any sort of ending screen, ending sequence, or any indication that you've completed it. The goal of the game is to find clues necessary to figure out the "Ultimate Solution", a secret two-word phrase; originally, the game was designed as a competition, and the player could win a prize if they sent the proper solution to the authors. The developers came up with the perfect way to prevent players from hacking into the ending screen: they simply didn't put one in. As a side-effect, the game gained the reputation of being very hard or impossible to complete, since no one ever reached the ending.
Andrew Hartnett (2210) added Blue Ice (DOS) on Dec 09, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Pat Cdr (1222) and Scaryfun (12654)