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Johnny Mnemonic is based on William Gibson's short story and a subsequent movie of the same name. The game's plot bears more similarities to the movie than to the original story. Johnny is a courier in a futuristic society, delivering data implanted in his brain. However, the latest delivery is so big that it can kill him if he doesn't download the data. Unfortunately, the only person who knew the password is dead, and members of the Yakuza are hunting for the data and for its living container.

The game consists of live-action video footage and interactive sequences, some of which play like adventure game segments and may contain simple puzzles, while others are more action-oriented. Johnny's bodyguard Jane often handles the fighting episodes; the player can assign buttons to punches and kicks. The adventure parts contain limited exploration and interaction with the environment, and mostly serve to advance the plot.


Johnny Mnemonic Windows Videophone
Johnny Mnemonic Windows A branching point in the movie
Johnny Mnemonic Windows 3.x Key configuration
Johnny Mnemonic Windows "Please insert disc number one!"

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Alternate Titles

  • "Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Windows 3.x Sep, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 02, 1995 B 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1995 52 out of 100 52
All Game Guide Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Aug, 1995 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1995 32 out of 100 32
Score Windows Sep, 1995 3 out of 10 30
Score Windows 3.x Sep, 1995 3 out of 10 30
Power Play Windows Sep, 1995 30 out of 100 30
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1995 19 out of 100 19


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The game uses an interactive movie engine, developed by Evolutionary Publishing. It is notable for its transparent interface, which eliminates graphics from the screen to create a seamless cinematic experience.
Contributed to by Terok Nor (32779) and Harry Brown (32)
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