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Tess Conway from the game's intro...
...and her mansion - the setting of the game
Tess liked throwing parties... perhaps too much
Starting location. A g-g-g-g-GHOST!
This exact apparition means there is a small video scene with live characters nearby
More ghosts setting up the plot. This one explains why there are guns all over the mansion.
Ducks appear early in the 3DO version and are the first "enemies" you'll encounter
Some duck hunters apparently don't appreciate the competition
The 3DO version is noticeably smaller and more linear than the later PC release. The textures are almost as nice, though
The entrance to the mansion is just a tiny area, and the mansion itself looks ridiculously small. No comparison to the imposing architecture in the PC version
You'll have to find and activate such doors throughout the game. What are you looking at, you... weird face?
Haven't been in a circus for quite a while
Have YOU joined the Communist party, comrade?.. Exploring the attic of the mansion
Coffee or tea, sir? Are you surprised to see me, sir? Allow me to draw your attention to these purple curtains, sir. Quite exquisite, I'm sure
Man... I have stomach ache, dude... I think it might be the Tommy gun you shot at me with...
Many enemies are different in the 3DO and the computer versions. The 3DO one has bats and maids. The computer one has vampiric bat maids! You tell me which is cooler
Fire in the corridor. I can still pass, but it'll hurt
You'll see Robert the butler quite a lot. He is always very collected. I guess he has seen all sorts of stuff before
Battle against some cowboy-like dudes in a library
The 3DO version has big floating red heads. The computer version has big floating red SKULLS. See the difference?..
The 3DO version has a rather artificial level design with pointless long corridors and a copy-paste feel in many places. The levels of the PC version are much more interesting
The sewers are inhabited by heavy green monsters who look more amphibian than their reptilian PC counterparts
The dining room in the mansion is one of the few locations that looks almost identical in 3DO and PC versions. Another thing is that the PC version has more houses with other dining rooms
The kitchen is annoyingly maze-like in the 3DO version. It still has the crazy knife-throwing chefs, though
Is this skeleton smoking a cigarette??..
...He most certainly was! And now he is attacking me with a lit one!.. ... Okay, that's another skeleton, in another place, but that's not the point!
Giant bees in a warehouse. Tough day, eh?..
A creepy little girl greets you at the entrance to the hedge maze. This is one of the very few locations I actually liked more in the 3DO version
Crazy middle-aged women are throwing bottles at you in the basement. Next time, be more politically correct or something
Look, I understand you have to clean all those orbs, but can we please just... come to some understanding?
Insects hitting me with fire among colorful pillars
This secret passage looks similar to the one I used to get to the mansion
A ghostly scene in a large room. The game beautifully conveys the opulent atmosphere of the 1930s
You'll be attacked by many enemies at once very often. These duck hunters just can't quit...
Angry maids are punching me hard! What did I do to deserve this?..
Is this a switch or just beautiful, detailed textures? Probably both!
When, or WHEN will I be able to score enough MobyPoints to become all-time leading contributor?!..
Lavish art in Tess' inner sanctum
What's wrong, do you want that thing there? Why didn't you just tell me?..
The fairly long and impressive live action intro depicts Egyptian artifacts...
...Tess Conway, the rich heiress who mysteriously vanished...
...her estate on an island in Maine...
...and various scenes from her life. Most of these characters will have in-game appearances as well... though not quite in their usual shape
A nicely designed options screen
The starting area in the computer versions is different. You start in your boat rather than immediately outside of the mansion
The path to the mansion is quite different as well. Outdoor areas are much bigger and more open in the computer versions
Indoor locations, however, tend to be narrower. You'll have such cramped fights many, many times
A ghostly apparition! One of the many to follow. I reduced the screen size to display my HP and ammo
Tommy gun zombie massacre early in the game. I haven't reached the mansion yet - the surrounding areas are much, much bigger than in the 3DO version
Reloading a shotgun. Zombies are outside and can't enter. But I can see a healing orb glowing out there... should I risj it?
A dining room in one of the smaller houses. You think this is fancy and detailed? Wait till you get into the rich rooms of the mansion...
The square in front of the mansion is huge
Flowers, bodies, and damage orbs. This is almost the vacation I had in mind
Mansion hall. From here, many divergent paths lead to other locations
3D maze, Molotov cocktail, skeletons dripping blood. I think I'll go to Florida next year
The game is full of "gothic" imagery with heavy colors. The atmosphere is very thick. Here, I just use my flamethrower in an empty room. Why not?..
Found an Ankh - the game's most powerful weapon with limited uses. Always ready to appreciate art
You guys keep dancing, I have better things to do
Hey, this is not funny. I've seen clown sprites up close before. It's just that they were... nicer
See, I told you that there are more lavish dining rooms in the game. Hello! Is dinner ready yet?..
The game is full of insane, weird enemies. Crazy, maniacal chefs throw knives at you in the kitchen
You'll have to find quite a few keys and so-called "vessels", and solve some puzzles
Yes sir, is there anything you need, sir? Busty vampire bat maid always at your service in this basement... sir
I just want to blow this wine cellar to pieces with my Ankh. But this insane explosive bottle-throwing older lady seems to disagree
The game has a lot of enemies. Really, a lot - perhaps too many. The cool thing is that they will attack each other if for some reason they can't see you
Manipulating levers - a basic puzzle that can be encountered here. But there are no colored keycards!..
Sewers, sewers. Game designers do seem to love them. These here are populated by fictional reptiles with a lot of teeth
The island offers plenty to explore besides the mansion itself. But beware of evil hunters!..
The Mausoleum, one of the game's most dangerous locations. It's dark, skeletons are wandering... this can seriously affect your nervous system, you know?
Whoa, whoa... wait a second... Did you say Temple of Isis? Just turn right at the next intersection. Have a nice day!..
This game really likes angry female demonic creatures. She and I wreaked some serious havoc around here, hehe!..
I set the library on fire! Pyromania! Bibliophobia! Haa-ahahahahaaa!..
On the way to the cave system. Cerberus, I presume? Benign and canine, so to say... Hehe... hopefully... actually, probably not, right?
Anger management? It's okay, don't worry, I used to have the same problem. Just take a deep breath... errr... without exhaling fire this time...
No! Not one step further! Sir, really now! Do you know how long it will take me to clean this mess?..
Lavish purple corridors, bodies of enemies... just a regular day
Mansion massacre. Looks like I'm powerful enough to go all the way
This deceptively cozy, beautifully decorated room leads to the game's inner sanctum, which remains locked for a long time...
...Tess' bedroom. Lavish design, old portraits, and a clock. What are you going to do now?..
Psychedelic images. This game's visuals are really something
One of the confrontations late in the game
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