Jewels of the Oracle (Windows 3.x)

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Jewels of the Oracle is a stationary puzzle game with no real story line or plot. A total of 24 ingenious puzzles must be solved, each independent of the others. Most of them can be played in two difficulty levels (Easy or Hard), and the Oracle provides clues to help along the way.

The graphics for the puzzles are designed in an Egyptian or Mesopotamian style. Music plays in the background to provide atmosphere, but it can be turned off, if it gets repetitive. The basic layout is a hexagon around an Oracle's well. There are three doors on the outside of the hexagon, and the first one is where you begin the game. In each room is a puzzle you have to solve to get a jewel which must be taken back to the Oracle's well.

The puzzles in this game can be compared to those found in The 7th Guest. The Chinese Checkers puzzle in Shivers rivals many of the ones contained in Jewels of the Oracle.

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Jewels of the Oracle Windows 3.x Ethereal traveling screen
Jewels of the Oracle Windows 3.x Puzzle
Jewels of the Oracle Windows 3.x The jewels, before being scattered.
Jewels of the Oracle Windows 3.x A piece collected.

Alternate Titles

  • "オラクルの宝石" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Oracle no Hōseki" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

PC Team May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) May, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) May, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Entertainment Weekly Jun 16, 1995 B- 67
Quandary May, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Aug, 1995 43 out of 100 43
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 30, 1997 2 out of 5 40
PC Joker Oct, 1995 38 out of 100 38

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Jeanne (75502) added Jewels of the Oracle (Windows 3.x) on Sep 27, 2001
Other platforms contributed by りき Hideto [away] (22408) and Kabushi (134585)