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TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Educational
56
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3.5
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Description

Adrian Blake, trapped in a mountain cave, surrounded by a raging war, fears his exciting and adventurous life is almost at an end. The goddess Ishtar appears before him and offers to save him in exchange for his love. Rejecting her advances and safely returning home, Adrian discovers that his fiancée is missing. Realizing that Ishtar has cursed him, Adrian searches ancient scrolls to invoke the goddess to help him find Sophia. Instead, Ishtar challenges him to go back in history to Pompeii in the year 79 A.D. and win the love and trust of Sophia, as a complete stranger. Adrian must race against time - he is aware that Mount Vesuvius is destined to erupt in just 4 days. Overcoming numerous obstacles, Adrian must act quickly to save Sophia and himself before all is lost.

Screenshots

TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii Windows Meeting
TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii Windows bargaining at a corner shop
TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii Windows Roses
TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii Windows Merchants

Alternate Titles

  • "Помпеи" -- Russian spelling
  • "Pompeya: La Leyenda del Vesubio" -- Spanish title
  • "Pompeji: Legenden om Vesuvius" -- Swedish title
  • "Pompei: The Legend of Vesuvius" -- European title
  • "Pompei: Legenda Wezuwiusza" -- Polish title
  • "Pompei: La colère du volcan" -- French title
  • "Pompei: Die Legende des Vesuvs" -- German title
  • "Pompei" -- European Dice Multimedia release title

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User Reviews

nice and *fun* historical adventure game curacao (246) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Just Adventure 2001 A- 91
GameSpy Nov, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Adventurespiele Aug 12, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Nov 03, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Puntaeclicca.it Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 21, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Quandary Aug, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 07, 2010 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Aventura y Cía Aug 14, 2001 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2002 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Pompeii was originally meant to be the first of three games in different eras and places, where Adrian had to save Sophia, who would always have no memory of him.

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for TimeScape (Use these question and answer type hints to get you to the solutions without spoiling the whole game for you.)
  • Pompei Walkthrough (by Witchen, posted on Gameboomers.com)
  • Zarf's Mini-Review (A Macintosh mini-review of Journey to Pompeii by Andrew Plotkin (May, 2001).)
Kartanym (10775) added TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii (Windows) on Oct 10, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Scaryfun (11693)