Pandora's Box

Moby ID: 56173
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The legendary Pandora's Box has been opened, causing an entire kingdom to be poisoned by the evil that is unleashed. Once freed, this evil being seeks the souls of men and possesses them. By doing so it brings misery, treachery, and corruption to the kingdom. Only one person, the greatest sorcerer of the lands, can overcome its dark magic and once again trap the evil beast in the box.

Pandora's Box is an isometric arcade adventure and as such it features both puzzle-solving and fighting. The game's world is open-ended and consists of over 200 interconnected screens. The goal is to close Pandora's Box by collecting four emerald seals. Most of the gameplay involves exploring the world in search of various objects that are needed to progress. Some objects can simply be picked up from the ground while others can only be acquired by solving puzzles or trading with NPCs. Some characters also send the player out on errands in exchange for a reward. Often these fetch quests where the player has to bring back certain objects. Puzzles generally involve activating objects at the right location or to combine them with other objects. Clues and quests are given on parchments that the player can find all around the world. The player takes damage when bumping into certain characters. At the start of the game, the player is unarmed and can't defend himself but after doing some puzzles weapons will become available. Weapons are equipped from an inventory (consisting of a maximum of eight objects) and are used with the same action button that is used for puzzles. Since the player is a sorcerer he can also create magical staffs and scrolls by mixing different objects in a cauldron.

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Game added by Kabushi.

Game added June 8, 2012. Last modified February 22, 2023.