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Killing Time (3DO)

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Tess Conway was a wealthy heiress to an estate located on Matinicus Island in the state of Maine. She financed an expedition to locate the Water-Clock of Thoth, an ancient Egyptian artifact that was eventually discovered by the Egyptologist Dr. Hargrove. However, during the night of summer solstice in 1932, Tess attempted to use the artifact and mysteriously vanished as a result. Many years later, a former student of Dr. Hargrove arrives on the island, only to discover that it has been overrun by horrifying creatures. He must explore the estate and its surroundings, and find out what really happened on the fateful night.

Killing Time is a 3D first-person shooter differing in several ways from the traditional template of Doom. Rather than being divided into successive levels, the game's world is fairly open, allowing the player to explore locations in different order as well as backtrack to previously visited areas. The game's arsenal includes, besides various guns and Molotov cocktails, unique weapons such as an Ankh that damages multiple enemies at once. Various setpieces may involve sudden attacks by large amounts of enemies, traps, etc. The player character is able to jump, strafe, and crouch, and those actions are required in certain places. The spirits of Tess and her guests appear occasionally and bring the story of that night to light, helping the player to find keys, unlock doorways, locate secret passages, and solve puzzles.


Killing Time 3DO Tess Conway from the game's intro...
Killing Time 3DO This exact apparition means there is a small video scene with live characters nearby
Killing Time 3DO Crazy middle-aged women are throwing bottles at you in the basement. Next time, be more politically correct or something
Killing Time 3DO More ghosts setting up the plot. This one explains why there are guns all over the mansion.

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Killing Time Screenshot


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Critic Reviews

Game Zero Feb, 1996 46 out of 50 92
GamePro (US) Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games Feb 11, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Nov, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Electric Playground 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Ultimate Gamer Magazine Jan, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Power Unlimited Feb, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
The Video Game Critic Oct 29, 2001 F 0


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German index

On July 31, 1996, Killing Time was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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Corn Popper (69305) added Killing Time (3DO) on Mar 03, 2004
Other platforms contributed by CheshireCat (1751) and Jeanne (76482)