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Martian Memorandum (DOS)

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Martian Memorandum is the sequel to Mean Streets. Six years have found the private investigator Tex Murphy broke, down on his luck, and seriously in need of a new case. He gets a call from Marshall Alexander, a business tycoon who owns most of the industry on Mars. It seems his daughter Alexis has run away from home, and taken "something else" with her. Marshall won't say what that something else is, but he is willing to pay handsomely to get it (and his daughter) back.

Unlike its predecessor, the game contains only adventure gameplay, removing flight simulation and action sequences. Basic gameplay mechanics are very similar to those of the first game, placing interrogation and choices above object-based puzzles. Verb commands are used to interact with the environment, while interrogating suspects usually involves selecting conversation options. Making a wrong choice may sometimes prematurely end the game or render it unwinnable.


Martian Memorandum DOS Looking over notes
Martian Memorandum DOS Action sequences are removed, but a 3D duct-crawling minigame will test your sense of direction.
Martian Memorandum DOS In the Amazon jungle.
Martian Memorandum DOS A building on Mars.

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User Reviews

Solid and technologically impressive, but overshadowed by later episodes אולג 小奥 (169089) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Monkey Island meets Sam Spade. Sam Hardy (76) unrated
Tex is back! Toka (16) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
So this is what Mars looks like *Katakis* (37810) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Those streets don't look so mean no more... Zovni (9360) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Just Games Retro May 26, 2008 81 out of 100 81
GameZebo Jul 06, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 07, 1998 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Gamers May 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Dec, 1991 53 out of 100 53


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As in all other Tex Murphy games, principal designer Chris Jones plays the titular character. However, this is the last title in which he remains silent.

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Eurythmic (2610) added Martian Memorandum (DOS) on Aug 16, 1999
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