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Shivers

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.0
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 one of the many skeleton dials you’ll find
Shivers Windows 3.x the gear puzzle is one of the easiest
Shivers Windows 3.x the Ixupis will drain your life
Shivers Windows 3.x you can use the cameras scattered around the Museum

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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 (75521)

The Press Says

Quandary Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1995 56 out of 100 56
Just Adventure Windows 1998 C 50
High Score Windows 3.x May, 1996 2 out of 5 40
All Game Guide Windows 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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 (4289), Scaryfun (12426) and Benjamin Tucker (270)