Magnetic Scrolls Ltd.

Corruption

Corruption

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Corruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track to riches. Suddenly, there are attempts on his life, with the words 'insider dealings' floating around. The hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and must prove his innocence before it is too late. The game is a text adventure with graphics; the player inputs verb commands to interact with the environment and advance the story. The gameplay focuses on realistic investigation and information-gathering rather than puzzle-solving.

Corruption (Magnetic Scrolls Ltd.)

Corruption (Magnetic Scrolls Ltd.)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Corruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track to riches. Suddenly, there are attempts on his life, with the words 'insider dealings' floating around. The hero is framed for a crime he didn't commit, and must prove his innocence before it is too late. The game is a text adventure with graphics; the player inputs verb commands to interact with the environment and advance the story. The gameplay focuses on realistic investigation and information-gathering rather than puzzle-solving.

Corruption (Omega Software)

Corruption (Omega Software)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

In the skyscraper world of the future a mutant strain is beginning to infect the fabric of civilisation. A lone figure fights to stop the infection spreading. As a lone figure you must stop the infection of your skyscraper being spread by Mutant Forms by strategically making holes in the super-structure of the building with your bombs. Having made a hole you must lure one of the Mutants towards you so that it falls to its death. Just leaving one alive will soon cause total infection of the building, causing it to rapidly decay. Time is short as the air too is becoming unclean; fresh oxygen...

Fish!

Fish!

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Inter-Dimensional Espionage. Inter-Dimensional... because you can "warp" into the body of a living thing in this or any other dimension. Espionage... because there are good guys and bad. And you're a good one... with years under your belt and a multitude of successful missions behind your dark glasses. The payoff? You get a vacation, and the ultimate vacation in this business is to become a goldfish. Yes, a goldfish. Hey, it's cushy. You swim a little, eat a little, live in a castle. (So what if it's plastic.) Just as you were getting into the vacation mode (umbrella drink and all), the...

The Guild of Thieves

The Guild of Thieves

Commodore 64 - December 1, 1987

The Guild of Thieves is an interactive fiction game by Magnetic Scrolls first published by Rainbird in 1987. The game also takes place in Kerovnia like the previous game The Pawn. The player's character is "an aspiring member of the infamous Guild of Thieves" and is to steal all the valuables that can be found in and around an island castle. The game features "extremely atmospheric" descriptions and 30 artistic renditions of key locations. Included in the game package are a faux newsletter of the Guild of Thieves titled What Burglar providing instructions and hints for the game, a Bank of...

Jinxter

Jinxter

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

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...

Jinxter

Jinxter

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

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...

Jinxter

Jinxter

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

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...

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

The Legacy: Realm of Terror

MS-DOS - Released - March 1, 1993

The year is 1993. The protagonist's ancestors, the Winthrops, have obviously dealt with black magic and perhaps even pacts with the demons. Now their mansion is invaded by horrifying creatures, and it is up to the brave hero(ine) to venture inside, solve the mystery, and above all - survive. The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a role-playing game with adventure elements. The player navigates the protagonist through the 3D locations of the mansion from the first-person perspective. The environment must be explored, and items procured in order to solve puzzles and advance in the game. Beside...

The Magnetic Scrolls Collection

The Magnetic Scrolls Collection

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1991

More than a compilation, this collection brings three Magnetic Scrolls' hits, now enhanced to run under Wonderland's Magnetic Windows game environment: Fish! - The Seven Deadly Fins, an inter-dimensional group of anarchists, are on the loose. 'THE PROJECT' has been sabotaged... can you, a mere goldfish, save the day? Fish! is full of what you least expect, lacking all that's rational and devoid of all good sense. Corruption - Outwardly you're on the fast track to success in the City. But what corruption lurks menacingly just beneath the glittering facade? Corruption is a racy thriller...

Myth

Myth

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Magnetic Scrolls' last adventure before the introduction of their 'Magnetic Windows' format, Myth is classic interactive fiction. Myth is set in Ancient Greece, place of myth and legend. Hence the title. You are are Poseidon, the Sea God. You have to journey to the Underworld to get the Dark Helment of Hades. Its basically a tiny treasure hunt game where you get to play Poker with Charon and Death. Myth is a short game that wasn't released to the general public. It was only available as a welcome present in the British adventure club Official Secrets, a club founded by the founder of...

The Pawn

The Pawn

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1987

The aim of this interactive fiction with graphics is to escape from the land of Kerovnia, where strange occurrences are routine. The Roobikyoub dwarves have been banished from the kingdom, which is not good as they produce high-quality whisky. King Erik is not popular for this decision, as some feel that ale brewers and mineral water bottlers have influenced him. Honest John the trader and Kronos the Magician play a key role in your journey, each offering sub-quests to attempt. The package includes a novella complete with map and decipherable hints, which are accessed by typing 'hint' followed...

The Pawn

Apple II - Released - 1986

The aim of this interactive fiction with graphics is to escape from the land of Kerovnia, where strange occurrences are routine. The Roobikyoub dwarves have been banished from the kingdom, which is not good as they produce high-quality whisky. King Erik is not popular for this decision, as some feel that ale brewers and mineral water bottlers have influenced him. Honest John the trader and Kronos the Magician play a key role in your journey, each offering sub-quests to attempt. The package includes a novella complete with map and decipherable hints, which are accessed by typing 'hint'...

The Pawn

The Pawn

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The aim of this interactive fiction with graphics is to escape from the land of Kerovnia, where strange occurrences are routine. The Roobikyoub dwarves have been banished from the kingdom, which is not good as they produce high-quality whisky. King Erik is not popular for this decision, as some feel that ale brewers and mineral water bottlers have influenced him. Honest John the trader and Kronos the Magician play a key role in your journey, each offering sub-quests to attempt. The package includes a novella complete with map and decipherable hints, which are accessed by typing 'hint' followed...

Wonderland

Wonderland

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Alice was sitting at the river bank with her sister and got drowsy. Suddenly, she sees a white rabbit who was hurrying somewhere, muttering something to himself. Curious, Alice follows the rabbit into a hole that leads into a bizarre world populated by strange and exotic creatures. Alice has to use her wits in order to understand Wonderland's twisted laws of logic, and figure out a way to return home. Wonderland is a text adventure with graphics, based on Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland. The game follows the book's general story, while adding many descriptions, locations...

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