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Description

Aquatania has recently become the land of misfortunes, due to a group of plotting witches. The task of finding five charms and a magic bracelet to put things right falls on you.

And you need a change of luck because events in this game often emphasize the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You get hit by a car, fall from a great height, are sprayed with a cheese sandwich, and more! Being the guinea pig in this strange world will drive you insane - if this jinxed land doesn't do it first.

Jinxter is an interactive fiction with graphics title that takes a realistic world of people and situations, and then plays with the boundaries to create a strange and puzzling world. Characters are all getting on with their own tasks, and getting them to help you is usually a case of making sure something's in it for them.

Dialogue aims to add a comic touch to proceedings. Puzzles can often be solved in multiple ways, but the most obvious way is not always the correct one. Due to the presence of a Guardian, you can't actually die.

Screenshots

Jinxter ZX Spectrum ... that continues onto a second screen
Jinxter ZX Spectrum This screen is displayed after a short delay while the game loads. There's no title screen, no music and no pictures - straight into the detailed text ...
Jinxter ZX Spectrum Next Orchard
Jinxter Macintosh Game start

Promo Images

Jinxter Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Green Magic" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum May, 1988 10 out of 10 100
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1988 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Feb, 1988 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1988 905 out of 1000 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 905 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1988 905 out of 1000 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Computing Amiga Oct, 1988 70 out of 100 70
Amiga User International Amiga Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Extras

The game came with a lot of goodies: a beer coaster, a 'Independent Guardian' newspaper (and another translated one in the German version) and an envelope with information.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #14 Least Rewarding Ending of All Time

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