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Jewels of the Oracle (Windows)

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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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Jewels of the Oracle Windows Another matching puzzle
Jewels of the Oracle Windows A puzzle room
Jewels of the Oracle Windows Game start
Jewels of the Oracle Windows This well serves as a puzzle "hub" of sorts.

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
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Quandary May, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Aug, 1995 43 out of 100 43
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 30, 1997 2 out of 5 40

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Jeanne (75634) added Jewels of the Oracle (Windows) on Oct 13, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517) and Jeanne (75634)