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In the fantasy land of Thurania, Alex, a 8 years-old grandchild of a magician, watches in wonderment as his grandfather teaches him about the talisman, a floating magic stone. Suddenly, their city is invaded by demons. Alex is kidnapped by the cave-dwelling Golans, leaving his slayed grandfather behind. Ten years later, Alex, now a young man, must retrieve the magic stone to defeat the demons that killed his loved ones.

Talisman is a German point-and-click adventure with a fantasy plot. Is has 2D backgrounds and real-time 3D characters, something rare for the time of its release (1995).

Clicking objects and hotspots on the screen opens a scroll with verb icons. This list of verbs is context-sensitive, they change according to the object. Usually it displays a magnifying lens for "look", a hand for "use", and a chest for "take". Some objects have a candle to "ignite", doors have a "open" icon, and so on.

The inventory is always visible at the bottom of the screen. As the number of objects increase, it can be scrolled down with the right-side arrows.

Clicking in one of the characters initiate dialog, with a list of questions at the bottom replacing the inventory temporally. The main character can't move freely on the screen, he only goes from hotspot to hotspot. To make him leave a room, the player has to click on an exit and select the "exit" icon.


Talisman DOS Game start
Talisman DOS Defending soldier
Talisman DOS Rotoscoped grandpa
Talisman DOS Attacking demon

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Critic Reviews

Adventurearchiv Mar 03, 2002 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Dec, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Jan, 1996 61 out of 100 61
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1996 58 out of 100 58


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Macs Black (80133) added Talisman (DOS) on Jan 15, 2008
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