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NiBiRu: Age of Secrets (Windows)

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Description

Sixty years after the defeat of the Nazis, construction workers come upon an old German tunnel complex west of Prague. Martin Holan, a young archeologist, is given permission to enter and investigate the contents. Inside he will find vaults of information concerning an unknown planet in our solar system called NiBiRu. He learns that the Nazis hired a brilliant scientist during the war to make use of Nibiru's secrets, but the end of the war prevented them from finishing their plan. Now, Martin must unearth all that was discovered and find out the current implications of their plot.

NiBiRu is an updated version of the 1998 game Posel Bohů by the same developers. It is essentially a remake with updated graphics, music and puzzles, but the story remains the same as the earlier game.

The story will take Martin, the main player character, to interesting locations including the Prague mining site and its underground passages, Paris, and a small Mexican town with Mayan ruins nearby.

Players control Martin in 3rd person perspective. The interface is completely mouse-driven in point-and-click fashion, and the use of both left and right mouse buttons is necessary to succeed. Inventory appears at the bottom of the screen and hides when not in use. Access the main menu by pointing to the top right of the screen and clicking. In addition, there are unlimited game save slots and optional subtitles.

Many puzzles and obstacles come into play including interaction with a large number of interactive non-player characters. Puzzle types vary in difficulty and include traditional inventory, situation-based ones as well as several real brain teasers.

Martin is unable to run, but a double-click on an "exit" door warps him to the next screen. When death occurs, the game restores to the place immediately before the mistake was made.

Screenshots

NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows Rosie's - a Mexican Bar
NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows Inside a temple
NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows You can actually die in the game
NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows Time to visit your uncle... the outside weather changes depending on the time of the day as the story progresses

Alternate Titles

  • "Нибиру. Посланник богов" -- Russian spelling
  • "Nibiru:奥秘的时代" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "NI•BI•RU: Wysłannik Bogów" -- Polish title
  • "Ni.Bi.Ru: Sur la piste des dieux Mayas" -- French title
  • "NI.BI.RU: Posel Bohů" -- Czech title
  • "Ni.Bi.Ru: Messenger of the Gods" -- UK title
  • "NiBiRu: Messaggero degli Dei " -- Italian title
  • "NI•BI•RU: el mensajero de los dioses" -- Spanish title
  • "NI•BI•RU: Der Bote der Götter" -- German title

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User Reviews

Worth playing for every adventure lover! Jeanne (75627) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A highly typical, 3rd Person, 2D point and click adventure game CBMan (219) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
A game that just sucks you in matt cohen (12) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure Sep 26, 2005 A- 91
Gamers.at Mar 19, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Adventure Europe Apr 21, 2005 87 out of 100 87
GameBoomers Sep 19, 2005 B+ 83
Puntaeclicca.it Jan, 2006 8 out of 10 80
RPGDOT Apr 12, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Sep 14, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 08, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Gameinatrix Oct 12, 2005 B- 67
JeuxVideoPC.com Mar 26, 2005 13 out of 20 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Nibiru Hint - How to come back to the lab? 1 Juliana Queiroz
Nov 22, 2008

Trivia

German version

In the German version, all swastikas were removed or replaced. In one logic puzzle, other symbols associated with the Nazi regime were also removed.

This is most notable in one switch puzzle which was changed to have another solution: in the original version, the solution is to create a swastika pattern. After solving the puzzle, the in-game display of the opened door still shows the original pattern.

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Jeanne (75627) added NiBiRu: Age of Secrets (Windows) on Apr 02, 2005