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Jewels of the Oracle

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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1.0
Windows 3.x
73
2.7
Windows
67
2.1

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 1 1.0
PlayStation Awaiting 1 votes...
SEGA Saturn 1 1.0
Windows 2 2.1
Windows 3.x 4 2.7
Combined MobyScore 8 2.1


The Press Says

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87
Windows 3.xPC Team
30 puzzles passionnants, réhaussés par des graphismes et des musiques extraordinaires... Jewels of the oracle révolutionne le genre. Vous n'en sortirez plus la nuit.
87
WindowsPC Team
30 puzzles passionnants, réhaussés par des graphismes et des musiques extraordinaires... Jewels of the oracle révolutionne le genre. Vous n'en sortirez plus la nuit.
81
Windows 3.xPC Gamer
All you Myst junkies can relax; the first of the clones to capitalize on Myst's popularity has arrived, and it's pretty good.
81
WindowsPC Gamer
A few years ago, there was a new-age style puzzle game called Heaven and Earth that developed quite a cult following. It offered logic puzzles and computer "toys" to play and twiddle with, wrapped up in new-age graphics and lingo and accompanied by Kitaro-like music. Then, of course, came Myst, which also offered puzzles with a warm, fuzzy fantasy environment to explore at your leisure. (--T.Liam McDonald)
80
Windows 3.xComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Perhaps the environment is only intended to be a commercial shell to make the game more salable. And from a marketing point of view, that is understandable. Puzzles for puzzles' sake probably do not that all that well. People seem to want a colorful wrapper – a story, some jazzy visuals and some neat toys to wind up and set in motion. But this is precisely where JEWELS OF THE ORACLE comes a bit short. It's not that the environment is horrible. It just isn't that relevant. The puzzles, on the other hand, are wickedly brilliant and easily worth the price of admission.
80
WindowsTechtite
This game was an amusing hybrid of the search-and-discover aspects of a Myst "clone," and the mind-bending puzzles of The 7th Guest.
80
WindowsWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
Jewels of the Oracle is definitely not a ground breaking product that will recruit new fans into the puzzle genre of gaming. That aside, this is a puzzle game and what it does is extremely well done indeed. If you are a puzzle fan, you will love this game. If not, why are you reading this review? The only downside to Jewels, and it's a fault most puzzle games have, is that once completed there is nothing to bring you back. Of course, you could always show it to a friend to demonstrate your superior intellect! Overall, a must for any puzzle fan!
80
Windows 3.xJoystick (French)
Ce jeu fait bien évidemment penser à 7th Guest de par la diversité de ses énigmes. Pas novateur donc, mais vous ne resterez pas bloqué pendant des heures avant d'entamer une autre énigme.
80
Windows 3.xHigh Score
Jewels of the Oracle tar lång tid att spela eftersom vissa av pusslen är minst sagt svårlösta. Man känner en fascination för den här typen av spel, om inte annat för att se om man har tillräckligt mycket i skallen för att klara av problemen. Helt klart ett utmanande spel som man kan spela flera stycken tillsammans.
80
MacintoshHigh Score
Jewels of the Oracle tar lång tid att spela eftersom vissa av pusslen är minst sagt svårlösta. Man känner en fascination för den här typen av spel, om inte annat för att se om man har tillräckligt mycket i skallen för att klara av problemen. Helt klart ett utmanande spel som man kan spela flera stycken tillsammans.
78
SEGA SaturnMega Fun
Eines muß man sagen: Die Rätsel haben es in sich! Manchmal lassen sie sich nur durch gezieltes Ausprobieren knacken. Technisch ist Jewels of the Oracle voll auf der Höhe. Die Zwischensequenzen wirken wie ein Film und die dumpfe, nach Fäulnis riechende Musik erzeugt eine durchdringende Grabesathmosphäre. Jewels ist genau das Richtige für alle, die einen Heidenspaß an Rätseln mit diamantenem Härtegrad haben.
77
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Jewels of the Oracle braucht sich hinter seinen Vorbildern The 7th Guest und Myst nicht zu verstecken. Grafisch hervorragend, mit einer dichten Atmospähre, bietet das Spiel herausfordernde Logik-Puzzles, die teilweise mit Fantasy-Elementen gekoppelt sind. Fazit: Sinnvoll, lehrreich und Fun.
70
MacintoshAll Game Guide
Eventually, what it boils down to is that Jewels of the Oracle has wonderful puzzles that are housed in a ponderous and unforgiving shell of a game. The puzzles are well worth playing, and some are good enough to have to put up with the self-importance of the game and its difficult and awkward interface. Play it for these, not for the unrewarding game behind them.
67
Windows 3.xEntertainment Weekly
Despite some clever conundrums and animated 3-D embellishments, going back to the same well every time gets a little dry. Jewels' designers obviously were trying for another Myst, but what they've created is a very pretty game without Myst's Shakespearean subplot. Working your way through its 24 puzzle rooms ultimately feels claustrophobic.
67
WindowsEntertainment Weekly
Despite some clever conundrums and animated 3-D embellishments, going back to the same well every time gets a little dry. Jewels' designers obviously were trying for another Myst, but what they've created is a very pretty game without Myst's Shakespearean subplot. Working your way through its 24 puzzle rooms ultimately feels claustrophobic.
60
WindowsQuandary
If you like the logic puzzles of Entombed or The 7th Guest, and you've been wondering how you are going to fill up the long winter nights that are ahead, then Jewels of the Oracle from Discis Entertainment may be just what you need.
60
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Viele der Rätsel sind originell, Tüftelfreunde kommen bei den teils knackigen Aufgaben auf ihre Kosten. Netterweise darf man die meisten Puzzles in beliebiger Reihenfolge bearbeiten.
43
WindowsPower Play
Ob “Jewels of the Oracle“ als direkter „7th Guest“-Konkurrent geplant wurde, erfahren wir wahrscheinlich nie, doch eines ist klar: Das Discis-Produkt ist in vielerlei Hinsicht schlechter als der CD-ROM-Rätsel-Klassiker. Zwar vereint die Juwelenjagd satte 24 Puzzles in sich, doch im Endeffekt wird meist arg probiert, da die Logarithmen für Mathematiker nach einigen Minuten verständlich sein mögen, für Otto Normalverbraucher allerdings ein unnötiges Maß an Selbstbeherrschung voraussetzen. Eventuell versteckte Tips wollen auch nicht helfen, da diese so gut codiert sind, daß sie selten entschlüsselt werden können, und das Orakel ist ein gut gemeinter Witz. Grafisch nett, aber technisch überholungsbedürftig, bietet “Jewels of the Oracle‘ nichts als pure, teils nervenaufreibende Rätsele, Puzzlefanatiker, Mathematiker mit Freizeit und rüstige Rentner dürfen zulangen, alle anderen spielen besser richtige Spiele oder kaufen sich einen großen Rätselband.
40
Windows 3.xAdventure Classic Gaming
Jewels of the Oracle is a niche title for gamers who simply enjoy challenging logic puzzles or games of strategy. Its success is seen from the fact that several imitators have since been released from different developers and publishers, all claiming to be the true sequel to the cult classic Jewels of the Oracle. For the veteran adventure gamers, however, such enthusiasm quickly dies down from the lack of continuity in gameplay between these puzzles.
40
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Jewels of the Oracle is a niche title for gamers who simply enjoy challenging logic puzzles or games of strategy. Its success is seen from the fact that several imitators have since been released from different developers and publishers, all claiming to be the true sequel to the cult classic Jewels of the Oracle. For the veteran adventure gamers, however, such enthusiasm quickly dies down from the lack of continuity in gameplay between these puzzles.