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Chrono Quest (Atari ST)

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Chrono Quest is an adventure game told in still images and text windows. Controls are implemented by various icons around the screen border. The gameplay basically is somewhere in between modern point&click adventures and graphics-supplemented interactive fiction. The plot starts off some time around 1920 in the mansion of the main character's father, which was murdered and left the protagonist as the main suspect. In the course of exploring the mansion, the player finds a time machine and starts tracking down his father's murderer through the ages...


Chrono Quest Atari ST Upstairs in the house
Chrono Quest Atari ST The starting point
Chrono Quest Atari ST A dining room
Chrono Quest Atari ST A bedroom

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Alternate Titles

  • "Explora: Time Run" -- French/Original Title

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The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Dec, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1988 9.5 out of 12 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1989 6 out of 10 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Dec, 1988 42 out of 100 42


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The box cover art was done by renowned artist Roger Dean; the game also came with a roughly 17" by 20" poster print of the artwork. The cover is also an important part of the game's copy protection scheme - the box includes a grid printed on translucent paper to be overlaid on the box cover; the copy protection will then ask for the color of one of the squares in the grid before the game loads.

US version

In comparison to the original French release, the music is different in the US release.

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ektoutie (542) added Chrono Quest (Atari ST) on Feb 15, 2005
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