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Imogen (Windows)

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Written by  :  Andrew Brudenell (6)
Written on  :  Mar 23, 2007
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Summary

A Real Hidden Gem

The Good

I remember playing the game originally on the BBC Micro and really enjoying it. I rediscovered it on the PC some years later and everything was still there....the brilliantly devised puzzles, intuitive gameplay and sense of achievement upon completing a level. The game was ahead of it's time on the old Micro but the years haven't touched it and it's still as brilliantlly playable as ever. The game looks simple enough but the actual premise behind the gameplay puts the usual 'collect red key to open door 1' puzzles within platformers to shame. It's also pretty cool to morph in to different animals!

The Bad

The controls on the PC version were perhaps not quite as straightforward and intuitive as those in the original (which i managed to pick up and play without any manual or instructions.)

The Bottom Line

Don't be deceived by it's simple looks. This game has a flash of genius running through it and is even more impressive to think that the version released back in the 80's was almost identical in terms of puzzles and gameplay. Even the main game graphics were only just a little off being on a par with the PC version. Very impressive but more to the point, great fun!