The Gene Machine (DOS)

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The Gene Machine is a point-and-click 2D adventure game with background images that give the perspective of 3D.

The story begins in the 1880s in London. British gentleman Piers Featherstonehaugh (pronounced "fanshaw") and his faithful servant, Mossop, arrive back home to discover a talking cat on their doorstep. The cat tells them of an outlandish plot concerning genetic mutations gone haywire. It then becomes Fanshaw's goal to stop this ghastly activity and to catch the fiends behind it.

Players step into the shoes of Piers as he and Mossop travel around the globe... and beyond. He will meet many unusual characters and talk with them during his quest .. including talking animals as well as people.

Exploration is in 3rd person perspective and most puzzles involve the multitude of inventory items that can be found while exploring.


The Gene Machine DOS Divide By Zero title
The Gene Machine DOS Interaction menu
The Gene Machine DOS ...and of "73", the cat.
The Gene Machine DOS Music volume settings: too low...

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Gene Machine: The Great British Adventure" -- UK title
  • "Gene Machine: ... die geheimnisvollen Kreaturen des Dr. Dinsey" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Just Adventure 2001 A+ 100
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
High Score Nov, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Aug, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Aug, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Quandary Jul, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1996 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
1880s? More like 1850! 2 Rola (8304)
Aug 10, 2011


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MAT (186872) added The Gene Machine (DOS) on Mar 22, 2000