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The Crystal Skull (Windows 3.x)

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Back of Box - Mac/Win/Win3.x (US):

    A mysterious relic. A perilous quest.
    An unlikely hero.

    The place is ancient Mexico and the fate of the Aztec empire rests with you. Your quest is to find a magical crystal skull which holds the key to the future of the empire. But beware - the journey is long and treacherous and unknown dangers lie in wait. Survive the threat of the mythic monsters, evil spirits and deadly traps and you may live to discover the secret of the crystal skull.
    • Three CDs filled with hundreds of live action scenes, dozens of interactive puzzles, and 50 unique characters based on Aztec and Mayan mythology.

    • Edward Jones Olmos, star of Miami Vice, Blade Runner, and Stand and Deliver, is your Shaman, a spirit guide who offers you help throughout your quest.

    • Extensive information about Aztec and Mayan culture available at the touch of a button.

    • Your quest takes you through a rich and colorful environment of jungles, deserts and islands.
    (captions)
    Discover ancient temples and dazzling palaces.
    Talk to a variety of characters with the unique talkbox interface.
    Consult with your Shaman guide for hints and clues.
    Encounter strange and mysterious creatures on your quest.
    Gather in-depth information on ancient cultures.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on May 15, 2007.

Maxis Fall/Winter 1996 Catalog:
    You're a young Aztec with a mission: find a magical crystal skull. (Don't worry, all that's at stake in the future of the empire.) Of course, there are obstacles in your way - hideous monsters and supernatural creatures, for starters. But luckily you've got a spirit guide (in the person of acclaimed actor Edward James Olmos). And did we mention the hundreds of live action scenes, 3-D rendered environments, and 50 engaging characters based on Aztec and Mayan mythology?

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Mar 21, 2006.