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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.


Torin's Passage DOS The game has quite a few cartoony, humorous scenes
Torin's Passage Windows The player
Torin's Passage DOS Talking to the ridiculous king and queen of Escarpa. The queen is no stranger to dry sarcasm
Torin's Passage DOS No, that's not a mechanical puzzle at all. It's just... you must be still lacking a crucial item

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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 Unicorn Lynx (174061)
Boogle, let's go DOS *Katakis* (38327)
Yuck! Blergh! Blah! Windows Joakim Kihlman (269)
One of the most entertaining games for all ages! Windows Erwin Bergervoet (298)
Al Lowe Humor, Family Style Windows Adam Baratz (1340)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Feb, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Joystick (French) Windows Jan, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly Windows Feb 23, 1996 B+ 83
High Score Windows May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 7 out of 10 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
Cover art mix-up 1 Sciere (434684)
May 18, 2007


Al Lowe's daughter designed the maze puzzle in the volcano area.

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 (2011) and MegamanX64 (15980)