WaxWorks

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
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4.1
Windows
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3.8
Macintosh
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Description

As a child, you were never taught of your family's dark secret - a whole history of 'evil twins' doing Satan's work on Earth, and 'good twins' attempting to put this right. Your uncle informs you of this shortly before his death, and after travelling to his castle you find that you must travel through time to correct these wrongdoings. Through a range of murals at your uncle's house, various past scenes must be entered, with more becoming available as you complete them. In each you must find and kill your demented relative in time.

WaxWorks is a hybrid game that combines elements of role-playing and adventure. The player explores maze-like locations, manipulating objects and solving puzzles. Enemies appear from time to time and must be defeated using the various weapons found in the game. The player receives experience points and fathers equipment in a RPG fashion in each WaxWork; however, completing one negates these effects, and the protagonist becomes more defenseless in the next location. The game's controls are point and click, with the interface allowing the player to examine and collect items, select a weapon, and attack potential foes by striking at a particular part of their body.

Screenshots

WaxWorks Amiga Horrosoft logo
WaxWorks DOS whoops!
WaxWorks Amiga There are some prisoners in this cage. I need to free them somehow.
WaxWorks Amiga An angry mob is chasing me. This waxwork has almost no combat, and is more focused on puzzle-solving. Mostly, you have to run away, rather than fight.

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User Reviews

If you loved Accolades "Elvira" series, you'll love this. DOS Tiamat (18)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Mar 15, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1992 9 out of 12 75
Pelit DOS Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Rely on Horror Windows Nov 12, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Play DOS Dec, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Datormagazin Amiga Apr 08, 1993 53 out of 100 53
Joystick (French) DOS Nov, 1992 50 out of 100 50
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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  • ScummVM (supports Waxworks under Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other platforms.)
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