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Torin's Passage

Critic Score User Score
DOS
78
3.8
Macintosh
...
5.0
Windows
74
3.8
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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 Windows The Bitternuts - a parody on an American TV comedy show
Torin's Passage Windows "Torin's Travels", by Jonathan Swift
Torin's Passage DOS The world of Tenebrous. Talking to a linguistically sensitive sunflower
Torin's Passage DOS Talking to the ridiculous king and queen of Escarpa. The queen is no stranger to dry sarcasm

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

Kids and adults need more options DOS Cor 13 (172994)
Boogle, let's go DOS *Katakis* (37874)
Yuck! Blergh! Blah! Windows Joakim Kihlman (269)
One of the most entertaining games for all ages! Windows Erwin Bergervoet (301)
Al Lowe Humor, Family Style Windows Adam Baratz (1344)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Sep 15, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Entertainment Weekly Windows Feb 23, 1996 B+ 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Windows Dec, 1995 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Windows 3.x May 01, 1996 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 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 (294220)
May 18, 2007

Trivia

To see a secret message do the following:
Get to the end of the game, and instead of using the magic book on the evil person, use the BAGPIPE.
Enjoy :)

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 (2132) and MegamanX64 (16000)