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Torin's Passage

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows 3.x
75
4.1
Windows
74
3.8
DOS
78
3.9
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Description

Torin is a young boy who lives in a little country house on a planet called Strata with his parents and with his purple cat-like friend Boogle. One day he returns home, only to find out his parents were imprisoned in a magical spell. Apparently, the spell was cast by a sorceress named Lycentia. He must now travel to distant lands to find a way to remove the spell and confront the sorceress. What he doesn't know is that this journey will also help him to discover his true origins and his true purpose in life...

Created by Al Lowe of Leisure Suit Larry fame, Torin's Passage is a fairy tale-like humorous adventure with cartoon-style graphics and animations. Torin interacts with characters and objects in a point-and-click fashion, and can also use Boogle's special shape-shifting abilities. During their journey, Boogle will learn how to turn into a variety of objects, which is essential for solving many of the game's puzzles. The game also has many traditional inventory-based tasks as well as other types of puzzles. To facilitate the puzzle-solving, the game has a built-in hint system; using the hints will deduce points from the player's score.

Screenshots

Torin's Passage DOS Participating in an old TV sitcom!..
Torin's Passage DOS One of the humorous death scenes. You can undo the last move without having to restore
Torin's Passage DOS You can choose to start from any chapter right from the beginning. Weird decision, but there you go
Torin's Passage DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Странствия Торина" -- Russian spelling
  • "מסעותיו של טורין" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Stranstvija Torina" -- Russian title
  • "Mas'otav shel Torin" -- Hebrew title

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User Reviews

Boogle, let's go DOS *Katakis* (37818)
Yuck! Blergh! Blah! Windows Joakim Kihlman (270)
One of the most entertaining games for all ages! Windows Erwin Bergervoet (302)
Al Lowe Humor, Family Style Windows Adam Baratz (1351)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Entertainment Weekly Windows Feb 23, 1996 B+ 83
Techtite Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Windows 3.x Dec, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Quandary Windows Feb 14, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Windows Mar 27, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Cover art mix-up 1 Sciere (257365)
May 18, 2007

Trivia

In the game the following conversation takes place:

Ms. Bitternut: "Well I hate the king and that wife of him" Son Bitternut: "Di?" Ms. Bitternut: "Yeah, that is what she should, die"

Less than 2 years after the release of this game Lady Di died in a car-accident. How scary!

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Torin's Passage (If you're stuck playing Torin's Passage, these question and answer type hints give you the solutions gradually.)
Contributed to by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2154) and MegamanX64 (16009)