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Torin's Passage (Windows)

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Description

Torin is a young boy who lives in a little country house on a planet called Strata with his parents and with his purple cat-like friend Boogle. One day he returns home, only to find out his parents were imprisoned in a magical spell. Apparently, the spell was cast by a sorceress named Lycentia. He must now travel to distant lands to find a way to remove the spell and confront the sorceress. What he doesn't know is that this journey will also help him to discover his true origins and his true purpose in life...

Created by Al Lowe of Leisure Suit Larry fame, Torin's Passage is a fairy tale-like humorous adventure with cartoon-style graphics and animations. Torin interacts with characters and objects in a point-and-click fashion, and can also use Boogle's special shape-shifting abilities. During their journey, Boogle will learn how to turn into a variety of objects, which is essential for solving many of the game's puzzles. The game also has many traditional inventory-based tasks as well as other types of puzzles. To facilitate the puzzle-solving, the game has a built-in hint system; using the hints will deduce points from the player's score.

Screenshots

Torin's Passage Windows Torin's house
Torin's Passage Windows Intro to Second Chapter
Torin's Passage Windows Options
Torin's Passage Windows Close-up on an object: can give important clues.

Alternate Titles

  • "Странствия Торина" -- Russian spelling
  • "מסעותיו של טורין" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Stranstvija Torina" -- Russian title
  • "Mas'otav shel Torin" -- Hebrew title

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User Reviews

Yuck! Blergh! Blah! Joakim Kihlman (270) unrated
One of the most entertaining games for all ages! Erwin Bergervoet (302) unrated
Al Lowe Humor, Family Style Adam Baratz (1352) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Entertainment Weekly Feb 23, 1996 B+ 83
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Dec, 1995 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Quandary Feb 14, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Mar 27, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Cover art mix-up 1 Sciere (245527)
May 18, 2007

Trivia

To see a secret message do the following:
Get to the end of the game, and instead of using the magic book on the evil person, use the BAGPIPE.
Enjoy :)

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Torin's Passage (If you're stuck playing Torin's Passage, these question and answer type hints give you the solutions gradually.)
Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Torin's Passage (Windows) on Mar 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) and MegamanX64 (15999)