DescriptionAquatania has recently become the land of misfortunes, due to a group of plotting witches. The task of finding five charms and a magic bracelet to put things right falls on you.
And you need a change of luck, because events in this game often emphasise the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You get hit by a car, fall a great height, sprayed with cheese sandwich and more! Being the guinea pig in this strange world will drive you insane - if this jinxed land doesn't do it first.
Jinxter is an interactive fiction with graphics title that takes a realistic world of people and situations, and then plays with the boundaries to create a strange and puzzling world. Characters are all getting on with their own tasks, and getting them to help you is usually a case of making sure something's in it for them.
Dialogue aims to add a comic touch to proceedings. Puzzles can often be solved in multiple ways, but the most obvious way is not always the correct one. Due to the presence of a Guardian, you can't actually die.
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The Press Says
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1988||92 out of 100||92|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Feb, 1988||916 out of 1000||92|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Jun, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Jan, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|Power Play||Atari ST||1987||9 out of 10||90|
|Happy Computer||Atari ST||Dec, 1987||86 out of 100||86|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Mar, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
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ExtrasThe game came with a lot of goodies: a beer coaster, a 'Independent Guardian' newspaper (and another translated one in the German version) and an envelope with information.
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Least Rewarding Ending of All Time