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Lost in Time

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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 Save/Load Screen always shows a small image of your current position.
Lost in Time DOS On CD-ROM version, the game contains speech, and most of conversations with other characters will be here to revise.
Lost in Time DOS Captain from 1840 locked you in his chambers for his own 'pleasure' later.
Lost in Time DOS When you draw your mouse pointer top, six icons appear with different ingame options to offer.

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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User Reviews

Great, but I can't quite figure out why. DOS コナン (76898)

The Press Says

Top Secret DOS Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited DOS Mar, 1994 8.5 out of 10 85
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit DOS Jan 19, 2006 5 out of 6 83
WIZ DOS Dec, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Entertainment DOS Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
La Aventura es la Aventura DOS Mar 27, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Quandary DOS Mar, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
High Score DOS Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40


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Related Web Sites

  • 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.)
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