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Return to Zork (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
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Back of Box:
    An Epic Adventure in the Great Underground Empire

    According to the myth, the Great Underground Empire of Zork was destroyed and all evil magic was dispersed. But now, the IT&L Corporation claims to have discovered the mythical dark recesses beneath the Valley of the Sparrows.



    Since their discovery, nightmares have become common. People have vanished. Buildings have disappeared. And you, the unwitting traveler must save the underground empire from the forces of evil.



    RETURN TO ZORK
    A mesmerizing interactive adventure of danger, intrigue and cunning. Explore the most amazing territory ever seen. Face one fascinating puzzle after another.



    GROUND BREAKING PRODUCTION
    Be entranced by a cast of Hollywood stars. Revel in a superb soundtrack with over 180 original compositions. Be intrigued by more than one hour of spoken dialogue.



    REVOLUTIONARY INTERFACE
    Quickly and easily master complex interactions. Choose your conversational tone, from threatening to friendly, for different responses from the characters you meet. Snap pictures and tape record conversations to review at any time.



    THE EXPERIENCE
    A story so compelling novice adventurers will be enthralled. A puzzle structure so challenging even the most experienced game players will not be able to sleep. It's an adventure you'll never forget.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Feb 23, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    Like its predecessors in the legendary Zork adventure game series, Return to Zork broke new ground for gameplay and technology. Widely acclaimed as the first interactive game to marry film-style production values to sophisticated gaming technology, Return to Zork has sold more than one million units since its initial release in 1993.

    700 years before the action in Return to Zork unfolds, the Great Underground Empire was destroyed and all evil magic was dispersed. Now, however, the mythical dark recesses beneath the Valley of the Sparrow are back.

    As a wayward adventurer (in a Zork game -- imagine that!), you must save the human race from Morphius, the evil ruler of the Great Underground Empire. You roam from the Eastlands to the Westlands, gathering clues and solving puzzles by receiving hints from quirky characters you meet along the way. The first-of-its-kind interface facilitates simple tracking of clues, objects and conversations.

    With a fully-orchestrated score, 24-bit graphics and more than one hour of full motion video featuring such well-known actors as Jason Hervey ("The Wonder Years") and Robin Lively ("Doogie Howser" and "Twin Peaks"), Return to Zork delivers an engaging multimedia experience.

    Contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) on Mar 28, 2000.