SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour (Macintosh)

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Back of Jewel Case - (Win95)(US):
    It's up to you. Succeed, and the Empire is saved. Fail, and Rome is history.
    • Explore the streets, temples and secret labyrinths of the Roman Forum in your quest to save the Empire.

    • The storyline -- complete with drama, twists, cliffhangers and multiple endings -- is a Roman "soap opera" crafted by professional television writers and historians.

    • Challenging graphic adventures -- original mind-bending puzzles utilize authentic historical artifacts and data.

    Contributed by Zeppin (8343) on May 29, 2009.

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    Building upon the phenomenally successful game played by thousands on the World Wide Web, SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour delivers a visual and intellectual gaming experience unlike anything seen before. A fascinating 3-D adventure, SPQR challenges you to learn how the Roman Empire works -structurally, mechanically, economically, culturally and politically. Given one year to investigate five equally suspicious suspects, you must solve the ultimate mystery: Who is plotting to destroy Rome and how will they do it?

    Contributed by Terrence Bosky (5227) on Nov 22, 2000.