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Jewels of the Oracle (Macintosh)

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Description

Jewels of the Oracle is a stationary puzzle game with no real story line or plot. A total of 24 ingenious puzzles must be solved, each independent of the others. Most of them can be played in two difficulty levels (Easy or Hard), and the Oracle provides clues to help along the way.

The graphics for the puzzles are designed in an Egyptian or Mesopotamian style. Music plays in the background to provide atmosphere, but it can be turned off, if it gets repetitive. The basic layout is a hexagon around an Oracle's well. There are three doors on the outside of the hexagon, and the first one is where you begin the game. In each room is a puzzle you have to solve to get a jewel which must be taken back to the Oracle's well.

The puzzles in this game can be compared to those found in The 7th Guest. The Chinese Checkers puzzle in Shivers rivals many of the ones contained in Jewels of the Oracle.

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Jewels of the Oracle Macintosh Entering a puzzle ten tiles room
Jewels of the Oracle Macintosh Leaving the ten tiles room
Jewels of the Oracle Macintosh Stone door for alter
Jewels of the Oracle Macintosh Starting the colored balls puzzle

Alternate Titles

  • "オラクルの宝石" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Oracle no Hōseki" -- Japanese title

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High Score Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Kabushi (126851) added Jewels of the Oracle (Macintosh) on Apr 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by りき Hideto (16022), Kabushi (126851) and Jeanne (75601)