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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 the Museum’s main hall
Shivers Windows 3.x the flashback option is also useful
Shivers Windows 3.x the door puzzle in the Tombs and Curses room
Shivers Windows 3.x the gear puzzle is one of the easiest

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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 (75620)

The Press Says

Adventurearchiv Windows May 21, 2009 92 out of 100 92
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 15, 2009 17 out of 20 85
Adventure Gamers Windows May 20, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 6.6 out of 10 66
Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Oct 22, 1997 3 out of 5 60
High Score Windows May, 1996 2 out of 5 40
All Game Guide Windows 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Pelit Windows Jan, 1996 40 out of 100 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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