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Shivers

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Windows
69
3.7
Windows 3.x
75
3.6
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Description

Surviving a dare by your friends to spend the night in a haunted museum is how Shivers begins, but it soon turns into a challenge of capturing the evil Ixupi, ghosts of South American legend, in pots scattered throughout the museum.

The game is similar to Myst in many aspects in that it's an adventure game with a 1st-person slideshow-type presentation. Though unlike Myst, you have a life meter and the Ixupi can steal life from it if you aren't careful.

Screenshots

Shivers Windows 3.x the ghost of Professor Windlenot
Shivers Windows 3.x one of the many skeleton dials you’ll find
Shivers Windows 3.x title screen
Shivers Windows 3.x there’s a lot of reading to do during the game

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User Reviews

A seemingly campy horror mystery that is more than meets the eye Windows Tal Cohen (35)
Shivers down your spine Windows ETJB (447)
A Masterpiece! Windows 1gnition (287)
Darkness, Terror, and Great Fun in "Shivers" Windows D P (124)
One of the hardest games I’ve ever played. But, well worth it! Windows 3.x Jeanne (75627)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Windows Mar 14, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 6.6 out of 10 66
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Oct 22, 1997 3 out of 5 60
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1995 56 out of 100 56
High Score Windows May, 1996 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

The random play factor of this game was influenced by Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe, according to Marcia Bales, the game designer.

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Contributed to by Dragom (4297), Scaryfun (11617) and Benjamin Tucker (270)