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Jewels of the Oracle (Windows 3.x)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.7

The Press Says

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PC Team
30 puzzles passionnants, réhaussés par des graphismes et des musiques extraordinaires... Jewels of the oracle révolutionne le genre. Vous n'en sortirez plus la nuit.
PC Gamer
All you Myst junkies can relax; the first of the clones to capitalize on Myst's popularity has arrived, and it's pretty good.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Perhaps the environment is only intended to be a commercial shell to make the game more salable. And from a marketing point of view, that is understandable. Puzzles for puzzles' sake probably do not that all that well. People seem to want a colorful wrapper – a story, some jazzy visuals and some neat toys to wind up and set in motion. But this is precisely where JEWELS OF THE ORACLE comes a bit short. It's not that the environment is horrible. It just isn't that relevant. The puzzles, on the other hand, are wickedly brilliant and easily worth the price of admission.
Joystick (French)
Ce jeu fait bien évidemment penser à 7th Guest de par la diversité de ses énigmes. Pas novateur donc, mais vous ne resterez pas bloqué pendant des heures avant d'entamer une autre énigme.
High Score
Jewels of the Oracle tar lång tid att spela eftersom vissa av pusslen är minst sagt svårlösta. Man känner en fascination för den här typen av spel, om inte annat för att se om man har tillräckligt mycket i skallen för att klara av problemen. Helt klart ett utmanande spel som man kan spela flera stycken tillsammans.
Entertainment Weekly
Despite some clever conundrums and animated 3-D embellishments, going back to the same well every time gets a little dry. Jewels' designers obviously were trying for another Myst, but what they've created is a very pretty game without Myst's Shakespearean subplot. Working your way through its 24 puzzle rooms ultimately feels claustrophobic.
Adventure Classic Gaming
Jewels of the Oracle is a niche title for gamers who simply enjoy challenging logic puzzles or games of strategy. Its success is seen from the fact that several imitators have since been released from different developers and publishers, all claiming to be the true sequel to the cult classic Jewels of the Oracle. For the veteran adventure gamers, however, such enthusiasm quickly dies down from the lack of continuity in gameplay between these puzzles.
PC Joker
Immerhin versüßen viele 3D-Animationen die Suche - sie sehen recht hübsch aus, allerdings erst auf einem Pentium mit 100 MHz. Sollte der verwendete Rechner zu langsam sein, wird überdies die Steuerung bockig. Musik und FX sind wiederum gelungen, die Sprachausgabe des Orakels dagegen klingt wie Darth Vader im Delirium. Dazu kommt, daß es dem Spiel an jeglicher Atmosphäre mangelt und die eher ärgerlichen denn unterhaltsamen Rätsel in erster Linie durch schlichtes Ausprobieren zu lösen sind, Wer also solche Multimedia-Abenteuer mag, der ist nach wie vor beim ohnehin nicht gerade überzeugenden „Daedalus Encounter“ besser aufgehoben - wer sich dennoch auf diese Juwelensuche begibt, wird nur einen teuer bezahlten Grafikblender finden...