Monuments of Mars (DOS)

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Monuments of Mars is a low-rez, early PC platform game sharing an engine with Apogee's Arctic Adventure and Pharaoh's Tomb.

A number of astronauts sent to Mars on a mission to explore the strange structures there have mysteriously gone missing. Now NASA sends its best man (you) to rescue them and, if possible, find out more about the mysterious monuments and their purpose. This perilous journey will take the player to the famous Pyramid, Fortress and Face of Mars, among other locations. Along the way he will collect various items and face deadly alien creatures.

The game is split into four episodes, the first one, First Contact, was distributed free as shareware but the remainder The Pyramid, The Fortress, and The Face had to be purchased from Apogee. Each contains twenty puzzle-filled levels, each of which is one screen large.

The game is entirely keyboard controlled but offers the player(s) a choice of action key settings.


Monuments of Mars DOS The game's exit screen contains a final reminder to purchase the full game
Monuments of Mars DOS Main menu
Monuments of Mars DOS deep into mars
Monuments of Mars DOS There is a story to this game

Alternate Titles

  • "The Monuments of Mars!" -- In-game title

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Visit Mars in all its four-color glory *Katakis* (37902) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Simple but imaginative, fun and addictive game; should re-make for mobiles James Ewin (3) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

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Freeware release

The game was released as freeware on March 20, 2009.

Title screen typo

Scenario Software developed this game, but on the title screen they misspelled their company name as Scenerio Software (see the screen shots). Scenario Software also developed Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny which correctly identifies their company name.

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Erwin Bergervoet (301) added Monuments of Mars (DOS) on Oct 20, 2000