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Tamara Lynd has recently become engaged to Jack Tresyllian, a wealthy owner of the Tresyllian Castle in Cornwall, England. Shortly afterwards, she began seeing a ghost-like figure, a mysterious White Lady, who has allegedly been haunting the castle for centuries. A series of events and dark suspicions involving hidden treasure convince Tamara that her life is in danger. She contacts a friend of hers, a young American detective, asking him to travel to the castle and investigate the mystery.

Moonmist is a text adventure game. In the beginning the player chooses between four different scenarios, represented by the colors red, blue, yellow and green. Each scenario has different tasks, a different criminal, and different treasure. The game has a built-in clock, and must be completed before 6:00 am in-game time, otherwise it ends prematurely. Depending on the player's choice of the protagonist's gender, characters may react differently to his or her actions.


Moonmist Commodore 64 Courtyard - Tamara
Moonmist Commodore 64 Game save
Moonmist Apple II Lord Moby Games
Moonmist Commodore 64 Color choice

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Alternate Titles

  • "Moonmist - a mystery story" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Your Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Computer Amiga Jan, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Your Computer Atari ST Jan, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1987 10.5 out of 12 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1987 10.5 out of 12 88
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 84 out of 100 84
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
SPAG DOS May 15, 1994 6.3 out of 10 63


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This game allowed the user to choose his (or her) gender and select the main character's name. The outcome (or version) of the game you played was linked to whatever you said the main character's favorite color was. Four different version of the game were playable (provided you chose yellow, blue, green, or red -- I believe a version was selected randomly if you chose ecru or vermillion).

Related Web Sites

  • The Commodore Zone (All about the game, with introduction, images, related links and comments area.)
  • The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Moonmist.)
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