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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 emphasise the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You get hit by a car, fall a great height, sprayed with 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.


Jinxter ZX Spectrum The guardian hands the player a document and thus begins the mission.
Jinxter ZX Spectrum It took me ages to realize that the document referred a real document that's included in the game's packaging. 
Games can be saved to disk to be continued later
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 ...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Green Magic" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User May, 1988 10 out of 10 100
Crash! Apr, 1988 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair Jun, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 905 out of 1000 90


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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.


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

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Kabushi (248015) added Jinxter (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 10, 2004
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