Time Quest, written by Bob Bates (Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
and Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur
) who served his apprenticeship at Infocom), is a text/graphical interactive fiction game.
You have to travel through time and solve various problems in that time period to correct the time stream.
- "Time Quest" -- Common misspelling
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Similar to Spellcasting 101
's 'gwcheat' cheat, Timequest
has some debugging code (zmem, zget, etc), 'zget' allows you to take any item in the game, it can however mess up the interpreter if you 'zget player'.
The European 5,25'' version of Timequest
has a different screenshot on the upper right of the back cover. While the US version features a screenshot of Mussolini and Hitler with the caption "Rome 1940 Deceive Mussolini and Hitler into thinking England has surrendered" the European version has a screenshot showing Winston Churchill and the caption says "Dover 1940 Give Churchill time to evacuate the troops at Dunkirk".
Also the 3.5" Disks of the European release show version number 1.1 instead of version 1.0 (US release).
The name of the villain in Timequest
(Zeke S. Vettenmyer) is an anagram of "Steven E. Meretzky", Legend co-founder and author of the Spellcasting
One of the listed play testers is none other than Steve Meretzky
(author of Legend's Spellcasting
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- Game Players
- 1991 - PC Excellence Award
- Games Magazine
- 1991 - Top 100 Games of the Year Award
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Yakumo (424)
on Mar 11, 2000.