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Countdown (DOS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Advertisement in Computer Gaming World, November 1990:
    You've Been Framed!

    Agent Frank McBain is dead... but why did they pin it on you? You've just 96 hours to find out... crack an international spy ring... and prevent an INTERNATIONAL DISASTER!


    You're American agent Mason Powers and you've just intercepted an ultra secret message about an international terrorist group. Just as you're about to brief CIA Section Chief, Frank McBain, everything goes black... and you wake up in a remote prison hospital in Turkey... with no memory of what happened and charged with the murder of Frank McBain!

    Who set you up? Who is trying to kill you? And why do you feel such intense urgency? The Countdown has begun... and you'd better find the answers fast.

    If you break out of the hospital you'll set out on an interactive adventure of intrigue and espionage taking you from Istanbul to Paris... with both agents and terrorists in hot pursuit. Interview different characters which converse, animate and respond (some actually talk!)... use your hand held computer to search for key evidence... gain valuable clues in realistic Motion Graphics flashbacks!

    But can you complete your mission in time to avoid global disaster?

    Motion Graphics*


    Countdown is brought to you by Access Software... the same madmen who brought you Mean Streets. You'll experience movie-quality Motion Graphics action... with 256-color screens that bring new meaning to VGA. Add RealSound’ high-quality digitized sound effects and you've got an interactive movie that will involve you totally... mind, body and soul.

    Start the Countdown... and live the ultimate interactive movie.

    *So realistic, you’ll think you’re there

    Countdown features breathtaking Motion Graphics... combining stunning 256-color movie-quality graphics with RealSound’, the revolutionary technology that gives you astonishing digitized sound effects, music and speech without hardware. Countdown also supports the major sound boards.

    Contributed by Belboz (6517) on Apr 15, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    (From the back of the box:)

    So realistic, you’ll think you’re there!

    Countdown features breathtaking Motion Graphics …combining stunning 256-color movie-quality graphics with Realsound’, the revolutionary technology that gives you astonishing digitized sound effects, music and speech without hardware. Countdown also supports the major sound boards.

    Obtain vital clues through visual flashbacks! See 100’s of animated cells with synchronized voice and sound!

    Interact with a multitude of characters who converse, animate and respond to your questions.

    Over 50 different locations to search, each complete with in-depth puzzles!

    Contributed by -Chris (7357) on Jul 16, 2000.