Torin's Passage

aka: Mas'otav shel Torin, Stranstvija Torina
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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.


  • Странствия Торина - Russian spelling
  • מסעותיו של טורין - Hebrew spelling

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Average score: 78% (based on 18 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 70 ratings with 5 reviews)

One of the most entertaining games for all ages!

The Good
This game contains very good humor, as well for old as for young people. The appearance of the Bitternuts in the 2nd world is one of my favourite game-moments. Also the story is thought out very well. You have questions all the time and they get answered right at the end of the game. The voice acting is really fantastic too. It's a game for all ages, that's what's so wonderful about it, everyone can play it. I love the way boogle is included in the game too. I can keep going on this way, I like allmost everything about it!

The Bad
Well what didn't I like? Maybe it was a little bit too short, and some of the puzzles were a little bit confusing. And the interface looked weird and was quite too big. For the rest it was a fantastic game.

The Bottom Line
A great and entertaining adventure which can be played by adults and children. It contains cartoonish humor for children as well good text-jokes for adults. Some great parodies on other characters are for adults too, like the Bitternuts, a fifties-tv-show parody.

Windows · by Erwin Bergervoet (390) · 2001

Yuck! Blergh! Blah!

The Good
I know that a lot of those who actually bought this game liked it very much. I have a friend that really enjoyed the humor and the graphics. As for myself, I have nothing good whatsoever to say about this game other than the fact that the music is quite good.

The Bad
I'm a big fan of adventure games, but this game did nothing for me. It's pretty much a strange version of the King's Quest-series. Firstly, the story really isn't interesting. Not the worst ever, but not good. Secondly, the graphics makes me want to puke. It is not the ugliest game I've played, far from it. But it is something about those mid-90's graphics that makes my skin crawl. The colours, the smooth surfaces and the fact that the characters just slide through the backgrounds like they were pasted on to the world rather than being in it... it makes me feel physically ill for some reason. Many games had graphics like this in the early age of the CD-ROM. The graphics are much like the graphics you could find in those multimedia titles with a lot of ugly rendered 3D with all too bright colours and terrible animations. I hate it. I really can't stand it. The rest of the game doesn't do anything to make it better either. The alleged "humor" isn't funny at all, just annoying. Especially that little purple jerk for a sidekick you have to put up with is very annoying and not at all funny. The voice acting is as bad as most of these old multimedia titles from that era, if not even worse. If it weren't enough as it is, the game also had a lot of bugs. It crashed constantly, especially near the end. A friend of mine even had to start over because the game crashed and corrupted his save-files. Not acceptable. As a last point: The interface. Although functional I just couldn't stand those green ugly crystal-things where you could put items to examine them more closely. Not only was this function more or less worthless and was only used a couple of time, but it was also ugly and it was there at the bottom of the screen the whole game, annoying the bloody crap out of me. This game made me doubt Sierra's judgment even more, considering they have released quite a few games that are utterly crappy. It's hard to believe that such a popular game developer can release both so brilliant games as, for example Gabriel Knight, and such utter crap like Torin's Passage.

The Bottom Line
If puke was a game this would be it.

Windows · by Joakim Kihlman (231) · 2004

Al Lowe Humor, Family Style

The Good
It's a fun adventure game with some pretty good puzzles. Your shapeshifting sidekick, Boozle, was a good sidekick, although his puzzle potential was underused. The humor is typical Al Lowe material (but with less sex), so you can interpret that however you want to. The music from the game was particularly memorable.

The Bad
The plot was your standard fare, so not much was left to the imagination.

The Bottom Line
A fun adventure game that the whole family can play together.

Windows · by Adam Baratz (1433) · 2000

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Cover art mix-up Sciere (877650) May 18th, 2007


Al Lowe's daughter designed the maze puzzle in the volcano area.

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Game added by Derrick 'Knight' Steele.

Macintosh added by MegamanX64.

Additional contributors: Adam Baratz, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, Solid Flamingo.

Game added March 29th, 2000. Last modified September 23rd, 2023.