Return to Ringworld

Moby ID: 4552
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After saving the puppeteer race from extermination and uncovering some powerful ancient technology in the first game, Quinn, Seeker of Vengeance and Miranda Rees find themselves searched as fugitives by all three major species, so they go to Ringworld to hide. Once in Ringworld they'll try to uncover some evidence to clear their names, but they stumble across another universe-threatening plot. This time U.N. general Carson Teal is out to rule the universe by uncovering Ringworld's secrets, and you must stop him.

Return to Ringworld is the sequel to the Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch. Like its predecessor, it is based on Larry Niven's Known Space series of novels. Once again this game is a puzzle-solving point-and-click adventure. This game is much larger than its predecessor, with hundreds of screens, mazes, etc. The player can control three characters throughout the game, a la Day of the Tentacle.

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Average score: 63% (based on 11 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 1 reviews)

Ultimate game of run around and search

The Good
Well, this game featured ringworld and had better graphics and speech than the first game.

The Bad
Ok, as Niven never forgets to state in his books, Ringworld is a big place. But maybe a smaller world would've been better for the game - as you spend most of your time running around in mazes, deserts, great spaceports etc. searching for things. Needless to say that this just becomes boring.

The Bottom Line
Somehow the creators of the game haven't had many ideas for puzzles, so they just made the distances you had to cross to come from one puzzle to another longer. Very long.

DOS · by Hadanite Marasek (27) · 2002


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Game added by Zovni.

Additional contributors: Jeanne.

Game added July 19, 2001. Last modified January 29, 2024.