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Jewels of the Oracle (Windows 3.x)

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Description

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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There are 31 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "オラクルの宝石" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

PC Team May, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer Jul, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) May, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Entertainment Weekly Jun 16, 1995 B- 67
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 30, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Jeanne (75620) added Jewels of the Oracle (Windows 3.x) on Sep 27, 2001
Other platforms contributed by りき hydao (12866), Kabushi (122204) and Jeanne (75620)