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Lost in Time (DOS)

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In 1992, a woman named Doralice was investigating a shipwreck when suddenly it started moving. Unable to understand what's going on, Doralice investigates the ship and eventually finds out that she was chosen by the Space Time Patrol to travel back in time, to the year 1840. It appears that a man from the 22th century named Jarlath Equs has obtained a sample of a highly powerful and enigmatic element known as Americium 1492, and traveled back in time in order to hide it together with other treasure on the island of St. Cristobald. Doralice mission is to stop Jarlath at all costs - even if that means endangering her own future existence, for she herself is the descendant of Jarlath's wife and her lover...

Lost in Time is a puzzle-solving adventure game. Most of the gameplay is dedicated to exploring the surroundings and combining inventory items or using them with other objects to solve puzzles. The navigation and the manipulation of objects is performed from a first-person perspective. The game uses short video clips (sometimes with live actors) as graphical "comments" to the player's actions or as cutscenes.


Lost in Time DOS Captain from 1840 locked you in his chambers for his own 'pleasure' later.
Lost in Time DOS On top of the lighthouse, hmm... maybe it needs a bulb change.
Lost in Time DOS After a canoe crash, you had to swim to the nearest shore. Hey, whose house is this?
Lost in Time DOS On CD-ROM version, the game contains speech, and most of conversations with other characters will be here to revise.

Alternate Titles

  • "אבודים בזמן: חלקים 1 ו-2" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "אבודים בזמן" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Lost in Time: Parts 1 & 2" -- European title
  • "Lost in Time: Partes 1 & 2" -- Spanish title

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Great, but I can't quite figure out why. MAT (104017) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Mar, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Tilt Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit Jan 19, 2006 5 out of 6 83
Electronic Entertainment Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Adventurearchiv May 08, 2007 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76
La Aventura es la Aventura Mar 27, 2008 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 61 out of 100 61
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 16, 2010 12 out of 20 60


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  • Game Nostalgia (Provides extensive background info for Lost in Time, pictures of the cast and examples of voice-overs, full credits with shots and info about the design team, a demo of the game, specific details about the game, all musical themes, shots of every location in the game, saved games, a list of reviews and tech specs.)
  • Lost in Time @ Wikipedia (Article about the game (and the issue about Parts 1 & 2) on the open encyclopedia website)
  • ScummVM (supports Lost in Time under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
Alexander Schaefer (2316) added Lost in Time (DOS) on Mar 31, 2002