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The Manhole

The Manhole Screenshots

DOS version

The Manhole DOS Title Screen

Title Screen

The Manhole DOS The Manhole

The Manhole

The Manhole DOS The Beanstalk

The Beanstalk

The Manhole DOS Bottom Of The Sea

Bottom Of The Sea

The Manhole DOS Even The Fish Are Bilingual

Even The Fish Are Bilingual

The Manhole DOS The Walrus

The Walrus

The Manhole DOS A Desk

A Desk

The Manhole DOS Use The Phone

Use The Phone

The Manhole DOS The Crows Nest Is Occupied

The Crows Nest Is Occupied

The Manhole DOS A Mirror Can Be An Elevator

A Mirror Can Be An Elevator

The Manhole DOS Menu Screen

Menu Screen


The Manhole Screenshots

Macintosh version

The Manhole Macintosh Dedication

Dedication

The Manhole Macintosh Title screen

Title screen

The Manhole Macintosh The beanstalk growing out of the title-giving manhole. Will you climb up or down?

The beanstalk growing out of the title-giving manhole. Will you climb up or down?

The Manhole Macintosh I chose to go up. A dragon is landing on the tower in the distance.

I chose to go up. A dragon is landing on the tower in the distance.

The Manhole Macintosh Inside the tower.

Inside the tower.

The Manhole Macintosh The game is full of Wonderland moments—suddenly, the tower was just part of a chess set.

The game is full of Wonderland moments—suddenly, the tower was just part of a chess set.

The Manhole Macintosh A nice pond.

A nice pond.

The Manhole Macintosh You meet fantastical, friendly creatures everywhere.

You meet fantastical, friendly creatures everywhere.

The Manhole Macintosh There is also a small channel labyrinth.

There is also a small channel labyrinth.

The Manhole Macintosh The elevator

The elevator

The Manhole Macintosh Most screens contain some objects to play around with.

Most screens contain some objects to play around with.

The Manhole Macintosh Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call?

The Manhole Macintosh Ancestor of an in-game character.

Ancestor of an in-game character.

The Manhole Macintosh A very <em>Myst</em> moment.

A very Myst moment.

The Manhole Macintosh Diving down to the ship.

Diving down to the ship.

The Manhole Macintosh You can even learn a little French.

You can even learn a little French.

The Manhole Macintosh Meeting the rabbit.

Meeting the rabbit.

The Manhole Macintosh You can watch TV.

You can watch TV.

The Manhole Macintosh And what might you find going down the rabb... I mean, manhole?

And what might you find going down the rabb... I mean, manhole?

The Manhole Macintosh Do you dare ring the bell?

Do you dare ring the bell?


The Manhole Screenshots

TurboGrafx CD version

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Title screen

Title screen

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Very short intro (Japanese version). Don't worry, you can switch the text to English in the game itself

Very short intro (Japanese version). Don't worry, you can switch the text to English in the game itself

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD The game begins with the titular manhole

The game begins with the titular manhole

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD A giant tree grows out of it

A giant tree grows out of it

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD You end up in a surreal, strangely appealing world. Where does this door lead to?..

You end up in a surreal, strangely appealing world. Where does this door lead to?..

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Mysterious tower

Mysterious tower

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Can you read that?..

Can you read that?..

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD You travel into a book. Clear inspiration for <moby game="Myst"> Myst</moby>, by the same creators

You travel into a book. Clear inspiration for Myst, by the same creators

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Checking all those books...

Checking all those books...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD The rabbit offers you tea...

The rabbit offers you tea...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD ...and you accept. This is tea, indeed. You click on it, you drink it

...and you accept. This is tea, indeed. You click on it, you drink it

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Outside of rabbit's house, you see another one of those giant trees...

Outside of rabbit's house, you see another one of those giant trees...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD ...and a tiny fire hydrant.  Some of the screens in this game are really minimalistic

...and a tiny fire hydrant. Some of the screens in this game are really minimalistic

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD You know what to do, right? Just like in <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> :)

You know what to do, right? Just like in Alice in Wonderland :)

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Right. The hydrant turns into a giant house

Right. The hydrant turns into a giant house

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Click on the picture of the hat, and it will turn into... a picture of another hat

Click on the picture of the hat, and it will turn into... a picture of another hat

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD You are curious to explore everything. Of course you'll touch it...

You are curious to explore everything. Of course you'll touch it...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD ...and be taken to a rather friendly dragon

...and be taken to a rather friendly dragon

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD You can use the remote to flip channels. Very nice touch of interactivity

You can use the remote to flip channels. Very nice touch of interactivity

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Now it's time to explore the mysterious tower...

Now it's time to explore the mysterious tower...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Plenty of atmosphere here...

Plenty of atmosphere here...

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Chatting with a flamingo, admiring the surreal background of giant chess pieces

Chatting with a flamingo, admiring the surreal background of giant chess pieces

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD This must be Ganesha, the well-known Hindu deity

This must be Ganesha, the well-known Hindu deity

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD The gondola is so tiny, that the rabbit finds it in his tea cup!..

The gondola is so tiny, that the rabbit finds it in his tea cup!..

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Another one of those surreal passages. The corridor ends in snowy mountains

Another one of those surreal passages. The corridor ends in snowy mountains

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Hmm, now this is a strange place

Hmm, now this is a strange place

The Manhole TurboGrafx CD Wall Russ? What's next - "Lie On"? "Jag You Are"? "Al E. Gator"? I can make those up too, you know :)

Wall Russ? What's next - "Lie On"? "Jag You Are"? "Al E. Gator"? I can make those up too, you know :)