Talisman: Challenging the Sands of Time

Moby ID: 21943
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In Talisman, an evil and powerful genie is destroying the Persian Empire. When the game starts, you are in prison and about to be executed. With your head already on the chopping block, the execution is halted by order of King Darius. He grants you freedom when you destroy the evil genie. He sends you on your journey with a bag of gold and the vizier Abu who will keep an eye on you.

Talisman is an interactive fiction with graphics that allows for full-sentence parsing. The packaging includes an "Arabian Express" credit card and an advertisement leaflet from Muhammad's Market, containing ads for flying carpets.

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Game added April 8, 2006. Last modified March 29, 2024.