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The Last Express (Macintosh)

85
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Google Play description:
    Step aboard the 1914 Orient Express in this award-winning mystery adventure from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, now for the first time on Android!
    JULY, 1914. With Europe on the brink of war, the luxurious Orient Express departs Paris for Constantinople, plunging American doctor Robert Cath into a maelstrom of treachery, romance, and international intrigue.

    The Last Express is a complete, faithful Android version of the internationally-acclaimed 1997 PC classic.

    GAME FEATURES:

    - 20+ hours of game play
    - Interact with 30+ characters who behave like actual people on a train -- moving about in real-time and conversing in their native languages
    - Eavesdrop on conversations, sneak into compartments, and uncover clues
    - Explore a richly detailed, historically accurate 3D recreation of the 1914 Orient Express
    - Your actions affect other characters’ behavior, making every play-through different
    - Rewind feature allows you to back up to any point in the story and choose a different course of action
    - Playable in 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish


    ADDITIONAL FEATURES ON ANDROID:

    - Unlock challenging achievements that test your sleuthing skills
    - Dynamic, 3-tiered hint system created specifically for mobile
    - 20 unlockable character biographies
    - Unlock cinematics to replay at any time


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    "The Last Express is just one of those games that adventure fans, or just fans of a good story, need to play." 4/4 - Slide To Play

    "A shining example of how deeply gameplay and storytelling can be intertwined" 5/5 - AppSpy

    "It's a piece of videogame history and a shining example of what can be done to create an experience so much more immersive than the Heavy Rains of today." - 8/10, Destructoid

    ****************

    “Exquisite design and a literary story. A thrilling ride.” – Newsweek

    “The top adventure game… thumbs up by all ages and both genders.” – Family PC

    “A masterpiece.” – Computer Games Strategy Plus

    “Gripping… amazing… totally unique. The best adventure game I have ever played. Beautiful, skillfully crafted, and worth every penny and hour of your time.” – Games Domain Review

    FOR MORE ABOUT THE LAST EXPRESS, VISIT:
    http://www.facebook.com/lastexpress
    facebook.com/dotemu
    twitter.com/dotemu
    youtube.com/dotemu
    http://jordanmechner.com/


    /*** Please make sure you have 1.5GB of free space on your device before buying ***\

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Jan 02, 2014.

PC Gamer magazine Vol 4. No. 7 - July 1997, pp. 168-169:

    It leaves Paris with passengers. It reaches Constantinople with survivors.



    "It is highly original and richly deserves all the awards it will surely get." - Computer Games Strategy Plus

    It's 1914. The world is on the brink of war, and this train could push it over the edge. It's up to you to untangle a complex web of political intrigue, suspense, romance and betrayal aboard The Last Express, a real-time adventure game by Jordan Mechner. Bon voyage. www.lastexpress.com

    Product Information Number 105

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44552) on Jan 12, 2006.

Advertisement in PC Games, June 1997 (German):

    DM 99,95

    (Unverb. Preisempf.)

    Das neue Adventure von Jordan Mechner, dem Schöpfer von "Prince of Persia"!

    Deutsche Version, für Windows '95 und PowerPC mit MAC OS

    Der Zug ist abgefahren!



    Ein Mord im Express von Paris nach Konstantinopel. Und Sie müssen ihn aufklären, bevor der Zug sein Ziel erreicht hat - oder Sie als Schuldiger verhaftet werden ...
    Der Kriminalthriller mit völlig neuem Grafikkonzept in einer Atmosphäre des gegenseitigen Mißtrauens im Dampflokzeitalter Europas!


    Gewinnen Sie eine von fünf Bahncards, zweite Klasse! Schicken sie die Antwort auf die folgende Frage bis zum 30. September 1997 an:
    Take Us! GmbH. Stichwort "Express", Postfach 1553, 33245 Gütersloh.
    Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen.
    Und hier ist die Frage:
    Wie heißen die fünf großen Städte, durch die "The Last Express" von Paris nach Konstantinopel kommt?

    PC Player: 4 von 5 Sternen!

    USK
    Geeignet ab 12 Jahren

    PC Joker Hit: 87%
    "Ein Programm, daß einen wünschen läßt, Tage und Nächte nur dafür Zeit zu haben."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 29, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    Paris, 1914. The world is on the brink of war and your life is about to change forever.

    You are Robert Cath, a young American who is urgently summoned by his friend Tyler Whitney to join him on the train departing the Gare de l'Est, Paris, 24 July for Constantinople.

    Arriving late, you are overcome with the heavy feeling of danger. Something has gone terribly wrong. Before you can grab hold of your senses, the adventure overtakes you, and you are plunged into a world of suspense, romance, international intrigue, and murder. [www.lastexpress.com]

    Contributed by Shane k (127) on Mar 27, 2000.