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Uncle Henry's Playhouse (Windows)

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CD-Access.com:

    Tormenting Puzzles from Three of the World's Most Popular Games



    Legendary Henry Stauf has found yet another way to taunt and challenge his brave visitors, with 12 puzzles from three of history's most acclaimed games - along with a 13th surprise you simply won't believe...

    They've bent minds, quickened pulses, threatened logic and paralyzed the reflexes of even the heartiest gamers. And now, from The 7th Guest, The 11th Hour, and Clandestiny come 12 puzzles that led these ingenious games to infamy. Yet here, with enhanced sound and graphics, they're ready to wreak havoc on the wits of new gamers and veterans alike.

    Your puzzling adventure begins in the dollhouse of mad toy maker, Henry Stauf, built in homage to his horrifying mansion. There, you travel room-by-room, puzzle-by-puzzle through its dark, mysterious walls, encountering the enhancements that Uncle Henry has ingeniously added - the quickened pace and animation in the Amazing Labyrinth, the powerful new sound effects in High Lights, and so many other maniacal additions. Your ultimate goal is to conquer the 12 puzzles, unlocking the door to the mysterious attic. For within, you will find the biggest challenge of all - a brand new, never-before-seen puzzle more masterful and menacing than its predecessors.

    With three artificial intelligence games, powerfully enhanced sound, extensive replay opportunities, and puzzles that both novices and experts will embrace, this amazing playhouse guarantees hours of challenging play.

    Join us, won't you? Uncle Henry is waiting...


    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jan 13, 2006.

Press Release:

    TRILOBYTE CHALLENGES PUZZLE LOVERS TO
    UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF UNCLE HENRY'S PLAYHOUSE

    New CD-ROM collection features 12 classic Trilobyte puzzles, plus a new, bonus puzzle available exclusively in the Playhouse



    Medford, OR, November 18, 1996 -- From the darkest recesses of the delightfully evil mind of Henry Stauf, the twisted toy maker of Trilobyte, Inc.'s The 7thGuest and The 11th Hour comes Uncle Henry's Playhouse a new impulse-priced CD-ROM puzzle collection for Windows 95.

    Featuring twelve classic puzzle games -- four each from the popular Trilobyte favorites The 7thGuest, The 11th Hour and Clandestiny -- Uncle Henry's Playhouse brings together ten challenging logic puzzles and three baffling beat-the-computer games under one CD-ROM roof, all featuring Trilobyte's hallmark blend of superior graphics and surreal animation.

    From Trilobyte's classic The 7thGuest comes the challenge of Crypts in the Basement, Pieces of Cake, Spiders and High Lights, while the The 11th Hour spawns Blood and Honey, The Amazing Labyrinth, Book Checkers and Switchboard. Clandestiny, Trilobyte's most recent release, offers up Cursed Coins, Trade Winds, Statue Paths and Leap Frogs. Once players have successfully conquered all 12 puzzles, the final challenge awaits -- the 13th puzzle, an all-new challenge created exclusively for Uncle Henry's Playhouse by Trilobyte co-founder, Rob Landeros.

    "There's countless hours of mind-bending entertainment behind the doors to Uncle Henry's Playhouse for puzzle lovers of all skill levels, from the novice player to the advanced gamer," said Trilobyte's Landeros. "For our longtime fans, Uncle Henry's Playhouse is a collectable compilation of some of their favorite games, priced right just in time for the holidays. For newcomers who have never experienced the challenge of The 7thGuest, The 11th Hour and Clandestiny, it will be a delightfully addicting first taste of the puzzles of Trilobyte."

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    With a reputation for superior quality and groundbreaking technical achievement, Medford, OR-based Trilobyte, Inc. is a leading producer and publisher of interactive entertainment products. It was founded in 1991 with a mission to broaden the interactive entertainment software market by creating and delivering original, high-quality products that combine the interactivity of a CD-ROM with a sophisticated, compelling story line. Trilobyte's debut release, The 7th Guest, ranks as one of the most successful CD-ROM games in the history of the industry, with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide since 1993. The 11thHour: The Sequel to The 7th Guest, the company's highly anticipated follow-up effort, set a new industry record when it was released in late 1995, shipping more than 500,000 units worldwide, the highest number of preorders ever for a CD-ROM game.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Apr 25, 2004.