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WaxWorks (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

As a child, you were never taught of your family's dark secret - a whole history of 'evil twins' doing Satan's work on Earth, and 'good twins' attempting to put this right. Your uncle informs you of this shortly before his death, and after travelling to his castle you find that you must travel through time to correct these wrongdoings. Through a range of murals at your uncle's house, various past scenes must be entered, with more becoming available as you complete them. In each you must find and kill your demented relative in time.

WaxWorks is a hybrid game that combines elements of role-playing and adventure. The player explores maze-like locations, manipulating objects and solving puzzles. Enemies appear from time to time and must be defeated using the various weapons found in the game. The player receives experience points and fathers equipment in a RPG fashion in each WaxWork; however, completing one negates these effects, and the protagonist becomes more defenseless in the next location. The game's controls are point and click, with the interface allowing the player to examine and collect items, select a weapon, and attack potential foes by striking at a particular part of their body.

Screenshots

WaxWorks DOS Plants are taking over. This welder won't need his gear anymore!
WaxWorks DOS Found a clue.
WaxWorks DOS Inside the mine waxwork.
WaxWorks DOS Navigating London's streets in the Ripper's time.

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User Reviews

If you loved Accolades "Elvira" series, you'll love this. Tiamat (18) unrated

The Press Says

PC Joker Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Classic Gaming Mar 15, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Oct 26, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Pelit Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1992 64 out of 100 64
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Dec, 1992 57 out of 100 57
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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  • ScummVM (supports Waxworks under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
Will D (790) added WaxWorks (DOS) on Apr 03, 2000
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