The Low-End Mac Portable Gaming PageTHE ORIGINAL COLOSSAL CAVE ADVENTURE
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and down a gully. Do you need additional information? If you do, you probably belong to a younger generation and you fail to recognize the opening line of the first adventure game ever written by a human being - that is, by David Platt in 1979. Yeah buddy, no Macs of any kind ever existed then (but the task force led by Jef Raskin already begun the codename Macintosh project within Apple). It was also the first game I ever played in my life (in 1981, on a university mainframe machine - my father allowed me to slip in, oh boy, how excited I was). It is also simply ingenious. Of course, there is no graphis, no stereo 3D panning, no movie cutscenes - but there is, for example, a great, nonlinear plot. Why they don't make games like this today?
OVERALL RATING: Something both for Pismo and Powerbook 100 users.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: ANY MAC COMPATIBLE MACHINE WITH 170 KILOBYTES OF FREE RAM, RUNNING OS 4.1 (OR BETTER - up to 9.0.4)
CD-ROM: You have three guesses...
SCREEN: Black letters on white background, could it be any better?
SLEEP: Compatible with whatever you want.
KEYBOARD/TRACKPAD: None detected, hit F1 to continue (as Bill Gates would put it ;-). But seriously: no problems whatsoever.
BUGS: None detected.
MORE INFO/PURCHASE OPTIONS: FREE!
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