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Pandora Reviews (Atari ST)

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Certainly not a game you can expect to finish quickly, then. Fortunately, there's so much to see that there's not a chance of getting bored.
Atari ST User (Sep, 1988)
Pandora has overtones of many sci-fi classics - including the cult film Dark Star, see if you can spot it - and although it is basically an adventure, its style and format should make it appeal to a far wider audience. Certainly worth checking out.
While not making best use of the ST - other than in graphics - this is a reasonable conversion and a compulsive, atmospheric puzzle that won't take forever to solve.
Superb graphics and satisfactory gameplay generate sufficient atmosphere to gloss over the weakness of the scenario. By the time the atmosphere begins to pall, you'll probably have solved enough puzzles to give you renewed enthusiasm.
ST/Amiga Format (Aug, 1988)
Thankfully, completing the game requires more than violence. You have to locate and interrogate computer terminals after first securing the correct access codes, and map out the route to the heart of the ship in order to shut down the drives before it hits Earthspace. In the meantime you can increase your score by finding and dumping alien artifacts down a shuttle chute. But then there are times when you'll feel like taking that chute yourself since there's no means of saving your current position. An unfortunate oversight in an otherwise extremely playable game.
ST Action (Aug, 1988)
To my surprise, Pandora, although sometimes quite tricky, turned out to be a rather interesting game. The arcade feel combined with the more adventure-orientated ideas all helped to make Pandora a worthwhile game. Pandora will keep its players busy for sometime, and although I played the game for over two hours, I never actually managed to get past the level of "Dog-Meat"! I recommend Pandora to anyone remotely interested in the arcade/adventure-style games.
Beides, die Action- wie auch die Adventure-Elemente, kommen bei dem Spiel zu kurz. So läßt nach kurzer Zeit die Spielfreude doch schon erheblich nach. Auch die recht gute Grafik reicht natürlich nicht aus, dieses Manko wettzumachen. Somit kann ich Euch nur raten: Schaut Euch, wenn möglich, das Game erst einmal an, bevor ihr den schmerzlichen, weil recht tiefen Griff in die Tasche getan habt.