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Shadowgate is a great adventure game in that you must continually be aware of what's already been accomplished to complete subsequent puzzles.
This game was so popular --and so cool-- it was ported to every game system under the sun, even to this very day. There's a version of the game for the Gameboy, and even Windows CE! However, it's the original 1987 Macintosh version that was the most fun, and, like many of Techtite's choices for Top 50 Multimedia Classics, it was years ahead of its time.
Your quest in Shadowgate isn't toweringly original - stop the baddy from unleashing the Behemoth on the unsuspecting world by grabbing a few magical artefacts. There is limited magicial interaction in the game (using the SPEAK command) otherwise it's all search, solve, and SAVE as often as possible. But with a game system like this to build on, expect some impressive stuff in future.