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Rama (Macintosh)

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Description

Nobody has expected it - but one day, something entered the solar system from outside. The mysterious object appeared to be a gigantic cylinder with unknown properties. The International Space Agency (ISA) sent the special Newton Team onto the object, which they dubbed "Rama". The scientists soon discovered that Rama was, in fact, a huge biomechanical collector of alien species and their cities. One of the explorers, Valeriy Borzov, dies under mysterious circumstances. Another astronaut is sent to replace him, investigate the circumstanced that led to his death, and perhaps uncover the mystery of Rama.

Rama is a puzzle-solving adventure game based on Arthur C. Clarke's series of science fiction novels. Visually and gameplay-wise, it mostly follows the template of Myst, consisting of pre-rendered backgrounds and live action scenes, and focusing almost entirely on complex logic puzzles. The player character has a special device called "wristcomp", which includes communicative, automapping, and teleporting abilities. A personal android provides descriptions of objects and comments on the events of the game.

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There are 10 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Rendezvous im Weltraum" -- German title
  • "Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee Present Rama" -- Full title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Mac Ledge Mar 03, 1997 8.6 out of 10 86
Joystick (French) Jun, 1997 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
macHOME 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Mac Addict May, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Mar, 1997 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

The game follows quite closely the plot of the book "Rama II" by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee (a copy is included with the game).

There were two sequels planned (the book is the first part of a trilogy) but they were never made.

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Jewelcase (1192) added Rama (Macintosh) on Aug 28, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18751) and Andrew Jenner (68)