Jinxter

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Advertising Blurbs

Advertisement in Family Computing, May 1988:
    The funniest computer game since Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy’.

    Enter the world of Jinxter, a challenging and hilarious graphic/text adventure from the folks who did The Pawn and Guild of Thieves. This time we decided to try something a bit different. A bit bizarre. Something to make people laugh while they tear their hair out. Sounds crazy, right? Good.

    Bring a sense of humor to the task and we can promise you:

    • stunning graphics.

    • mind-bending puzzles and brain-tapping tests.

    • a perplexing, hilarious race against time and chance.

    • the state of the art in adventure game technology.

    • overall game quality you rarely see anymore.


    Jinxter. You'll get widdled on. And love it.

    Contributed by Belboz (6489) on Apr 05, 2001.

Back of Box - DOS:
    JUST WHEN A MAN THINKS HIS LUCK IS RUNNING OUT...

    ...things start getting even worse. He gets run over by a bus. Sprayed with cheese sandwich by a supernatural being. Smashed against a tunnel by a speeding train. He falls from two thousand feet into an artificial waterfall. He gets drunk, drowned and cursed. He gets incinerated, widdled on, folded, bent, spindled, mutilated and generally mucked about with.

    And in return? In return he gets the leading role in a perplexing, hilarious race against time and chance, set in a jinxed land menaced by the impending death of good fortune. Who are we talking about? Who is holding this box? You guessed it.

    Look on the bright side. It could be your luckiest move yet.

    JINXTER comes from Magnetic Scrolls, authors of international award-winning adventures The Pawn and The Guild of Thieves. It’s more than a collection of crossword puzzles; it’s a whole universe, where things behave as they do in the real world. . . with some alarming exceptions.

    Don’t expect tiresome trolls, obvious orcs, silly spells and wet, wimpish witches in JINXTER. Infuriating, enchanting, absurd and hilarious by turns, JINXTER will surprise you with every move you make. But don’t forget: every silver lining has a cloud...

    JINXTER — SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK.

    Contributed by Will D (788) on Apr 06, 2000.