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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 Windows Inventory over troubled water - Hebrew version
Fable DOS Game start at The Village of Balkhane
Fable DOS Map travel
Fable DOS Well

Alternate Titles

  • "פייבל" -- Hebrew spelling

User Reviews

Undeveloped game Windows Ingsoc (649)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Windows May, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1997 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70
Gamezilla Windows Aug 17, 2000 65 out of 100 65
High Score Windows Dec, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Reset Windows Jun, 1997 6 out of 10 60
Quandary Windows Jan, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpot Windows Feb 27, 1997 4.6 out of 10 46
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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