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Return to Mysterious Island (Windows)

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www.bigfishgames.com:

    Return to Mysterious Island

    1st Runner-Up Best Adventure Game of 2007
    Return to Mysterious Island follows Mina, a strong young woman stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island. She soon becomes aware of a figure in the shadows who, seemingly aware of her troubles, offers her assistance for a price.
    • Lush tropical island setting.
    • Many items to collect.
    • Built-in hint system.
    • Get the Strategy Guide

    Contributed by jaXen (19494) on Jul 30, 2011.

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):

    Auf einer unerforschten Tropeninsel kann alles passieren...

    Bei einer Solo-Weltumseglung strandet die abenteuerlustige Mina an der Küste einer wilden, offenbar unbewohnten Insel, die auf keiner Karte verzeichnet ist. Sie erkundet die Umgebung und entdeckt Gegenstände, Wohngebäude und Maschinen der Leute, die vor ihr hier waren.
    Um die Insel verlassen zu können, schlägt Mina ihr Lager vorerst in der Ruine des Granithauses auf und stellt im Dschungel ihre Überlebenskünste unter Beweis. Dann bemerkt Sie eine Gestalt in den Schatten... Könnte das der rastlose Geist des legendären Kapitän Nemo sein?
    Schlüpfen Sie in Minas Rolle, lösen Sie eine Vielzahl kniffliger Rätsel und setzen Sie die Geräte auf der Nautilus ein, um in die Zivilisation zurückzukehren - sonst sitzen Sie für immer auf der Insel fest.
    Reisen Sie über Jules Vernes Klassiker hinaus...
    Ihr Kampf ums Überleben beginnt...

    • Ausgeklügeltes Inventarsystem, mit dem Gegenstände kombiniert und neue Werkzeuge hergestellt werden können.
    • Eine Fülle verschiedener Aufgaben und Rätsel.
    • Eingebautes Hilfesystem, das Ihnen auf Ihrer Reise hilft.
    • Atmosphärischer Sound, der Sie ganz in die Welt eintauchen lässt.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107140) on Apr 18, 2009.

Press Release:
    The Adventure Company’s Return to Mysterious Island Now In-Stores

    Exotic Adventure Based on a Jules Verne Classic

    Toronto, November 3, 2004 - The Adventure Company, the world’s leading PC adventure game publisher, today announced that Return to Mysterious Island is now available through North America Retailers. This exotic first person survival adventure game is based on Jules Verne’s classic novel.

    Return to Mysterious Island follows the journey of Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition, competing for the "Jules Verne Trophy." Trapped in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. Through exploration of her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

    Creating a new life, Mina uses her survival skills against the wilds of the jungle. She soon becomes aware of a figure in the shadows who offers her assistance. She eventually identifies this figure as the unsettled ghost of Captain Nemo, whose body is located inside Granite House. Piecing together the hints and clues he provides, Mina must locate Nemo’s body and give him a proper burial. Once she frees his tortured soul, she will uncover the location of the mysterious Nautilus, which holds the key to escape.

    Players will solve a variety of intuitive and non-linear puzzle challenges while employing the various technologies found on the Nautilus to assist them on their return to civilization. The game also offers photo-realistic pre-rendered graphics, an easy to use point-and-click interface and a unique inventory system where items may be combined and dismantled for use throughout the game.

    Developed by Kheops Studio, Return to Mysterious Island has an ESRB rating of ‘T’ for Teen. For more information on this title, or to download the official demo, visit www.MysteriousIslandGame.com.

    About The Adventure Company:
    The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., is the worldwide leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of bestselling and award winning games includes the Atlantis series, Syberia, The Omega Stone, Dark Fall and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Currently under licensed development is a series of video games based on best selling novels created by best selling mystery author Agatha Christie.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Feb 03, 2005.

Back of Box - Windows (US):

    Cast Away in Paradise...

    Alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition, adventurous and determined Mina, becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. Exploring her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

    Desperate to leave the island, Mina builds a temporary home from the remains of Granite House, and uses her survival skills against the wilds of the jungle. Mina becomes aware of a figure in the shadows... Could this be the unsettled ghost of the legendary Captain Nemo?

    Take on the role of Mina and sole a variety of clever puzzles and use the various technologies found on the Nautilus to return to civilization or remain cast away on the island forever.

    Travel beyond the Jules Verne classic. Your quest for survival begins...

    [Captions]
    Breathtaking photorealistic island settings
    Explore recognizable locations including Granite House and the Nautilus
    Collect and combine intriguing items and tools from basic to modern technologies

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 31, 2005.

Inside Flap - Windows (US):
    A Sailing Expedition A Trecherous Storm An Uncharted Island...

    Put to rest an ancient soul and unlock your only chance of escaping...

    Mysterious Island

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 31, 2005.

www.adventurecompanygames.com:
    Description:
    Return to Mysterious Island follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

    Creating a new life, Mina builds a home from the remains of Granite Rock and uses her survival skills against the wilds of the jungle. She soon becomes aware of a figure in the shadows who, seemingly aware of her troubles, offers her assistance. She eventually identifies this figure as the unsettled ghost of Captain Nemo, whose body is located in the Nautilus deep below the island shore. Piecing together the hints and clues he provides, Mina must travel to the Nautilus, retrieve his body and give him a proper burial in order to free his tortured soul.

    Take on the role of Mina and solve a variety of clever puzzles and use the various technologies found on the Nautilus to return to civilization or remain cast away on the island forever.

    Features:
    • Inspired by the Jules Verne classic: Mysterious Island
    • Numerous tactile, inventory and environmental puzzles to solve
    • Many inventory items to collect, from basic items to modern technologies
    • Built-in hint system to aid the player
    • Beautifully created, lush tropical island setting
    • Numerous NPCs to interact with
    • Ambient sounds for a total immersive experience

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Nov 19, 2004.