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Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch (DOS)

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Description

A graphical adventure set in Larry Niven's "Known Space" universe. The centerpiece of the Known Space universe is the Ringworld, an artificially created planet that is actually an immense band orbiting a distant star (Halo borrows this idea for its setting). If you aren't familiar with Niven's series, go out and pick up any one of the dozens of Known Space books and you won't be far from having to track down all of them.

In Revenge of the Patriarch, the player must travel to the Ringworld to uncover information which could prevent the alien Kzinti from starting another war with humanity. It follows the standard point and click formula for adventure games.

Screenshots

Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS Escaping the troops
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS The Chmeee fortress
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS The Sky House
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch DOS Spaceport

Alternate Titles

  • "Ringworld: La Venganza del Patriarca" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

A classic adventure game Hadanite Marasek (26) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Sep, 1993 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker Mar, 1993 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Adventurearchiv Jan 18, 2003 52 out of 100 52
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 52 out of 100 52
Adventure Gamers Jul 29, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49

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Extras

Some copies of the game shipped with a free copy of Niven's original Ringworld novel.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Worst Game of All Time

ClydeFrog (10071) added Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch (DOS) on Oct 25, 2000