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One fine day P. J. Barrett, an ordinary human being from the planet Earth, goes to a repair shop to get his TV set fixed. When he comes back for it, he accidentally picks up the wrong one. No big deal? Quite on the contrary. When the unsuspecting Mr. Barrett returns home and turns the TV on, he is sucked into a portal! One moment later, he finds himself on the strange planet of Daltere. Naturally, this planet needs a savior: the evil alien Helmar has stolen an artifact known as the Jewel of Light, thus endangering the entire galaxy. Now our unlikely hero has to overcome various obstacles and save the world.

Altered Destiny is a puzzle-solving adventure game. The interface is very similar to the one used in the Les Manley games by the same company. The navigation can be done with the mouse (point-and-click), but the game still requires text input to issue commands to the hero and to interact with the world.


Altered Destiny DOS Wrapped (CGA)
Altered Destiny Amiga System menu
Altered Destiny Amiga Intro - Barret putting his pajamas
Altered Destiny Amiga Game start

Promo Images

Altered Destiny Screenshot
Altered Destiny Magazine Advertisement
Altered Destiny Screenshot
Altered Destiny Magazine Advertisement Page 25


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User Reviews

Death by natural selection? DOS jossiejojo (41)
Excellent old graphic adventure. DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

Enchanted Realms Amiga Jan, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Techtite DOS 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide DOS 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1991 54 out of 100 54
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga May 12, 2018 3 out of 6 50
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 07, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Dec, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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In the credits, Michael Berlyn gives special thanks to Ennio the Legend. Ennio the Legend is one of the main characters in Tass Times in Tonetown, another game Berlyn designed.


When the player types look rock or look stone, he will receive an ironic reply from the game: "A rock is a rock is a rock".

Obviously this is a reference to the sentence by poetess Gertrude Stein: "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose".


The sound code is extremely finicky - unless one can find the right combination of free RAM, video mode, and sound device, it usually plays through the PC speaker. Adlib and CGA usually works, CMS music seems to be more difficult.

Information also contributed by Boston Low.


  • Enchanted Realms
    • January 1992 (issue #9) – Distinctive Adventure Award

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