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Mata Hari (Windows)

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Description

The famous exotic dancer and femme fatale Mata Hari is brought to life in this adventure game which builds its story upon the idea that she actually became a spy in Europe during the World War I era.

Because she is beautiful and seductive, Mata Hari has many men pursuing her. Some of her admirers are wealthy politicians and officers in the military on both sides of the war (France and Germany). Being a material girl of the time, she loves the expensive gifts and money that her suitors give her, and through her connections she has risen to new heights of society. Then she meets the dapper Oscar Somerset who has political ambitions of his own. He convinces her to become a spy and offers to pay her handsomely for any secrets she can uncover. But problems inevitably ensue and she finds herself entangled in a web of love, betrayal, secrecy and mystery. The game challenges the player to change history with actions and choices to see if her tragic death can be avoided.

The game features the traditional adventure elements that include a point-and-click interface, finding and using inventory objects, solving puzzles and problems and conversing with numerous in-game characters. In addition, players can control Mata Hari's dance performances on stage in a series of optional mini games.

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Mata Hari Windows "Open bookshelf" mini-game
Mata Hari Windows Train Station
Mata Hari Windows Seducing the juggler
Mata Hari Windows Examining Daimler's factory at day

Alternate Titles

  • "Mata Hari: Шпионка-соблазнительница" -- Russian spelling
  • "Mata Hari: Betrayal is Only a Kiss Away" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Strong pedigree, weak results. András Gregorik (65) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Meristation Apr 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Nov 30, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Game Captain Nov 28, 2008 66 out of 100 66
Jeux Vidéo Network May 30, 2009 13 out of 20 65
Adventurearchiv Dec 05, 2008 61 out of 100 61
Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 29, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamesmania Nov 28, 2008 58 out of 100 58
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2008 57 out of 100 57
Just Adventure Sep 18, 2009 C- 42
CanardPC Jun 01, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Jeanne (75621) added Mata Hari (Windows) on Jan 12, 2009