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Lost in Time

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
74
3.4
Windows 3.x
...
4.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Lost in Time DOS You have to open the closet doors, but first, you must get rid of guarding parrot behind it.
Lost in Time DOS Hmm, maybe this will gimme a hint to who's owner of this cottage.
Lost in Time DOS The notes you find, clues you collect, it'll all be added to your notebook automatically.
Lost in Time DOS Using a telescope, you'll have to check a shipwreck you'll later be onboard in the past.

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 MAT (73407)

The Press Says

Top Secret DOS Feb, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The DOS Spirit DOS Jan 19, 2006 5 out of 6 83
Electronic Entertainment DOS Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Adventurearchiv DOS May 08, 2007 78 out of 100 78
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
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 61 out of 100 61
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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