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Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure

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Gadget puts you in a strange surreal world were a comet appears to be heading for the earth. Most people dismiss this situation since apparently it won't collide with us, however a group of scientists scramble to develop a way to stop this comet. Whether they want to destroy it, divert it, or whatever is unknown however, and you are charged with the task to find out what really is going on.

The game is viewed from a first person perspective and progresses as an adventure game, where the emphasis is to explore and discover rather than solve puzzles (this seems to be the Japanese concept of an adventure game) so ultimately it is not so much of a game as it is more an interactive "tour de force".


Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure Windows Underground passage
Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure Windows "Sensorama"
Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure Windows The maze
Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure Windows No more Inventory

Alternate Titles

  • "Gadget: Past as Future" -- Cryo re-release title
  • "Gadget: El pasado es el futuro" -- Spanish title

User Reviews

Artsy... Windows Zovni (9321)
I CHOOSE THE GUINEA PIGS! Macintosh Jordan Owen (15)
But the box looked so cool in the store... Windows zeta thompson (45)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Aug 12, 1994 A- 91
PC Jeux Windows 3.x Jan, 1998 86 out of 100 86
PC Joker Windows 3.x Feb, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Windows 3.x Mar, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Windows Nov, 1998 6.2 out of 10 62
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Dec, 1994 48 out of 100 48
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Aug 01, 2007 2 out of 5 40
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 3.x 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
correction submitted years ago...No DOS Version! 6 Terok Nor (21023)
Jul 28, 2014


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