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Jewels of the Oracle

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows 3.x
73
2.7
SEGA Saturn
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Macintosh
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1.0
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Description

Jewels of the Oracle is a stationary puzzle game with no real story line or plot. A total of 24 ingenious puzzles must be solved, each independent of the others. Most of them can be played in two difficulty levels (Easy or Hard), and the Oracle provides clues to help along the way.

The graphics for the puzzles are designed in an Egyptian or Mesopotamian style. Music plays in the background to provide atmosphere, but it can be turned off, if it gets repetitive. The basic layout is a hexagon around an Oracle's well. There are three doors on the outside of the hexagon, and the first one is where you begin the game. In each room is a puzzle you have to solve to get a jewel which must be taken back to the Oracle's well.

The puzzles in this game can be compared to those found in The 7th Guest. The Chinese Checkers puzzle in Shivers rivals many of the ones contained in Jewels of the Oracle.

Screenshots

Jewels of the Oracle Windows Title screen
Jewels of the Oracle Windows Ethereal traveling screen
Jewels of the Oracle Windows Puzzle rooms are selected by pressing these stones down.
Jewels of the Oracle Macintosh Pressing down a stone begins a puzzle

Alternate Titles

  • "オラクルの宝石" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

PC Team Windows 3.x May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Team Windows May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer Windows Jul, 1995 81 out of 100 81
High Score Windows 3.x Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jan, 1997 78 out of 100 78
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Windows Aug, 1995 43 out of 100 43
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows 3.x Oct 30, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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