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Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time (Windows)

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Description

It's About Time! is the first out of five episodes of Back to the Future: The Game.

The year is 1986, and Doc has been missing for a long time by now. Because of all the debts he was having, the city decided to build a parking garage at the place of his house, selling all stuff from it along the way. Marty McFly is trying to save things precious to him, but suddenly the time-traveling car DeLorean appears out of nowhere with the Doc's cry for help! It appears that Doc is stranded in the year 1931, where he was arrested for setting a speakeasy on fire. Marty must travel to the past and rescue his friend before he gets lynched by furious mob.

The adventure game features third-person view with real-time 3D graphics and pre-defined fixed, pivoting or scrolling camera settings. While interaction is performed in classic point-and-click style, the player has to move Marty by direction keys or dragging the character with the mouse. Puzzles are predominantly inventory-based; certain tasks can also be solved by gathering information and selecting the correct dialogue choices.


Screenshots

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Apparently Doc isn't a scientist! But why?
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Hello, past!
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Inventory
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time Windows Aaaaahhh, we're falling!

Alternate Titles

  • "Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: Es geht los" -- German title

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User Reviews

A fun game for fans of the Back to the Future movies shphhd (349) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) Feb 16, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
gamrReview Feb 06, 2011 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Informer Magazine Feb 03, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Jan 13, 2011 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 03, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Feb 15, 2011 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan 28, 2011 72 out of 100 72
Thunderbolt Games Mar 15, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 24, 2010 7 out of 10 70
DarkZero Feb 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Klaster_1 (58029) added Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time (Windows) on Dec 24, 2010
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