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Runaway: A Twist of Fate

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Description

The third part of the Runaway saga starts with a sudden twist - Brian Basco has lost his memory, is accused of murder, has considered insane and put into an asylum. Some mysterious circumstances there result in the point at which Gina attends Brian's funeral. And the game begins at his very own grave where for the first time in the series we control Gina.

While progressing through the game, its chapters interweave solving the problems and mysteries in the present with flashbacks which uncover what exactly has happened after the ending of Runaway 2 and later led to the situation at hand.

The game has also kept its gameplay style with complex inventory puzzles requiring combining of various items, optional (often only for the sake of humour) actions and responses for them. Also it features some fast location travelling, handy hint system and hotspots highlighting.

The Nintendo DS version has a redesigned interface. Pressing the stylus against the screen will highlight all objects that can be interacted with. In other situations, such as examining objects, the stylus is used in the same way as the mouse. A minor portion of the spoken dialogue is sacrificed.

Screenshots

Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows This guy is an author and works on a screenplay that sounds much like the story of Runaway 1.
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Gina at the cemetery
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Searching the cabin
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Windows Kordsmeier in trouble.

Alternate Titles

  • "Runaway: Przewrotny los" -- Polish title
  • "Runaway 3: Поворот судьбы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Runaway 3: Osudový zvrat" -- Czech title
  • "Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate" -- GoG title
  • "Runaway 3" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

GameBoomers Windows Dec, 2009 A 100
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 26, 2009 18 out of 20 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jan 17, 2010 86 out of 100 86
Game Captain Windows Nov 28, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Impulse Gamer Windows Feb, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GamersGlobal Windows Nov 13, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 30, 2010 81 out of 100 81
Vandal Online Nintendo DS May 06, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Gamers Windows Dec 10, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Jun 01, 2010 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Competition

Crimson Cow's initial release contained 300 copies of the game with a different cover, which were distributed randomly to the stores. This so called 'Gina Forever' Edition featured Brian's "Gina Forever" tattoo art on the front cover, which can be seen on the inside cover of the regular version too.

The lucky ones who were able fetch such a copy, could participate in a lottery. The winner's price was shopping weekend New York City for two persons including a budget of 250 USD. All participants had to send in the sales slip and their copy of the manual as proof. Both would be send back, the manual with autograph signatures by Péndulo Studios.

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