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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game

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Description

Based upon Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles" series of stories, this game puts you on the red planet as a nuclear war is brewing on earth. You are instructed to find an ancient relic hidden in the ancient martian city of Xi, which could mean earth's salvation. Also you must find out what happened to the other five persons that went looking for it before you, and keep yourself alive by collecting a series of crystals that power your suit.

You proceed through the game via Myst-like slideshows, and you have to solve a series of logic puzzles to advance through the game.

Included as an extra are a series of video interviews of Bradbury plus readings of some of the first "Martian" stories.

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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game Windows 3.x Transporter
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game Windows 3.x Talking to a character
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game Windows 3.x Game start
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game Windows 3.x Jewel

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Entertainment Weekly Windows 3.x Dec 01, 1995 C+ 58
PC Gamer Windows 3.x Feb, 1996 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Aug, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Windows 3.x Aug, 1996 2 out of 5 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #16 Worst Game of All Time

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