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Fable

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
62
3.1
Windows
60
3.0
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Description

Fable is a classical puzzle-solving graphic adventure with hand-drawn backgrounds. The hero Quickthorpe is a young man who must leave his home village and travel through four fantasy worlds, each dedicated to a particular element. The goal of the journey is to find four mystic gemstones in order to learn about the secrets of an extinct race known as Mecubarz, and help his people with this knowledge. Interaction with the environment is done by clicking on an object and selecting available actions. Puzzles are for the most part inventory-based. Wrong choices may lead to the hero's death and a premature end of the game.

Screenshots

Fable DOS Blueberries
Fable DOS Main Menu
Fable DOS Talking with a merchant who needs help
Fable DOS Beggar

Alternate Titles

  • "פייבל" -- Hebrew spelling

User Reviews

Undeveloped game Windows Ingsoc (669)

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure Windows 1997 B 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1997 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Oct, 1996 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla DOS 1996 65 out of 100 65
Gamezilla Windows Aug 17, 2000 65 out of 100 65
Quandary Windows Jan, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Just Adventure Windows 1997 C- 42
Just Adventure DOS 1997 C- 42

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Trivia

Ending (Spoiler!)

The original ending to this game was that the story was the delusions of a lunatic in an asylum. The original release of the game had this ending. A new version was later released that featured a more satisfying ending.

Packaging

The box looked like an old book.

Information also contributed by Adam Baratz

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