User Reviews

An unique and exciting experiment, well written, perfectly designed. PC Booter -Chris (7567)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 7 2.8
Apple II Awaiting 5 votes...
Atari ST Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 8 3.4
Macintosh Awaiting 5 votes...
PC Booter 13 3.1
Combined User Score 28 3.1


Critic Reviews

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92
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Mar, 1987)
PORTAL ist ein Spiel, dem man, will man seinen Eindruck in Worte fassen, nur mit Superlativen gerecht werden kann. Als ein herausragendes Beispiel dafür, daß ein Programm auch ohne Action-Sequenzen und übertriebene grafische Staffage durchaus spannend, fesselnd und unterhaltsam sein kann, sucht PORTAL meiner Meinung nach zur Zeit auf dem deutschen Markt seinesgleichen. Selten ist es so gut gelungen, den Spieler in die Handlung und die Hintergründe des Geschehens miteinzubeziehen, In nahezu perfekter Weise ist es geglückt, eine gute Idee in ein Computerspiel umzusetzen. Zu dieser meisterhaften Programmierleistung kann man eigentlich nur gratulieren. Die Gefahr jedoch: Wer PORTAL einmal eingeladen hat, wird von dem Spiel sobald nicht wieder loskommen!
85
PC BooterTilt (Jun, 1987)
Cette aventure textuelle d'un genre nouveau n'a rien perdu de son panache sur les compatibles PC. Avec Homer, l'intelligence artificielle vivante, vous retracez l'histoire de votre monde en folâtrant à travers les fichiers de l'ordinateur mondial... Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. Angoissant et poétique, un vrai roman pour anglicistes confirmés.
70
Commodore 64Commodore User (Mar, 1987)
Portal is not only an impressive piece of programming, it's shaping up to be a reasonably good sci-fi yarn, too. And it is surprisingly good value for money, considering you get no less than three disks. Dip into it a couple of nights a week and you'll still be sat there when the daffodils bloom.
 
Commodore 64Zzap! (Mar, 1987)
Portal is not a game, it is a computer novel. It would be unfair to compare it in any way with the type of program we normally review - thus there are no ratings. There is no Sizzler or Gold Medal award either, as we felt that Portal didn't reach a high enough standard.
 
MacintoshComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1987)
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
Commodore 64Computer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1987)
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
Atari STComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1987)
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
Apple IIComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1987)
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
PC BooterComputer Gaming World (CGW) (May, 1987)
If you enjoy reading good science fiction and want to participate in the reality suggested by the science fiction of less than fifty years ago, that of using computer to tell a story as it could never be told before; then Portal is for you. If you enjoy computer text adventures for their stories, but don't really enjoy their puzzles; then Portal is for you. If you want to see outstanding computer graphics and sophisticated computer programming; then take a look at Portal.
 
Grafisch gesehen (siehe Amiga-Screen Shot!) ist (natürlich) einiges mehr zu erwarten als beim 64er-»Einsteiger“. Freunden von kniffligen, aber höchst interessanten (Roman-)Adventures wird dieses Werk sicherlich munden.
 
PC BooterASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jul, 1987)
Grafisch gesehen (siehe Amiga-Screen Shot!) ist (natürlich) einiges mehr zu erwarten als beim 64er-»Einsteiger“. Freunden von kniffligen, aber höchst interessanten (Roman-)Adventures wird dieses Werk sicherlich munden.