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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Apple II - Released - 1985

Alice in Wonderland is an adventure platformer based upon the two Alice books by Lewis Carrol and created using the same engine as Below the Root. However, whereas that game had more of a focus on role playing, Alice has more of a focus on puzzle solving. Puzzles come in a variety of forms including many inventory based puzzles, and more appropriately, given the subject matter, riddles. Also, there are many physical puzzles primarily taking the form of how to get from here to there through jumping and using inventory items to change Alice's size. The plot is more inspired by the Alice...

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Commodore 64 - 1985

Alice in Wonderland is an adventure platformer based upon the two Alice books by Lewis Carrol and created using the same engine as Below the Root. However, whereas that game had more of a focus on role playing, Alice has more of a focus on puzzle solving. Puzzles come in a variety of forms including many inventory based puzzles, and more appropriately, given the subject matter, riddles. Also, there are many physical puzzles primarily taking the form of how to get from here to there through jumping and using inventory items to change Alice's size. The plot is more inspired by the Alice books...

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Windows

Alice in Wonderland is a graphic adventure game developed by Dale Disharoon and published by Windham Classics for the Apple II and Commodore 64 in 1985. It is an adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Below the Root

Below the Root

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

Below the Root is based on Zilpha Keatley Snyder's fantasy book series "The Green-Sky Trilogy". Following the events in those books, The Kindar and the Erdling societies have joined together. However unrest and distrust still remains. An old woman, D'ol Falla has heard the words "The Spirit fades, in Darkness lying. A quest proclaim, the Light is dying". Choosing one of five available people (of different ages and of either Kindar or Erdling descent) either she believes can help, D'ol Falla assigns the quest of discovering what these words mean and how to quell the racial and political...

Below the Root

Below the Root

Commodore 64 - Released - January 1, 1984

This game was highly ambitious and had many subtle and clever details woven into its universe. First of all were the social norms of Green-Sky. Theft and violence were alien concepts to most of the books' characters. Therefore, one could not (as is common with adventure games) simply walk into a room and pocket an unattended object. One had to find the owner of the object and ask permission, buy the object with money (called tokens) in a shop, or locate the object in a public area. In the books, the Kindar economy was a moneyless quasi-communism; it was the Erdlings who used tokens and were...

Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

Apple II - September 11, 1984

Swiss Family Robinson is a computer game based on the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss. Players take the role of Fritz, the eldest brother of a Swiss family that has been shipwrecked in the oceans of the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. As the game begins, it is your goal to find a way off of the ship, onto the deserted island, and build a shelter to survive. Numerous challenges await Fritz as he has to defend against tropical storms, hostile animals, and the mischievous antics of his youngest brother Francis, which can sometimes hinder the player's progress. Swiss Family...

Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson

Commodore 64 - 1984

Swiss Family Robinson is a computer game based on the 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss. Players take the role of Fritz, the eldest brother of a Swiss family that has been shipwrecked in the oceans of the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. As the game begins, it is your goal to find a way off of the ship, onto the deserted island, and build a shelter to survive. Numerous challenges await Fritz as he has to defend against tropical storms, hostile animals, and the mischievous antics of his youngest brother Francis, which can sometimes hinder the player's progress. Swiss Family...

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Jim Hawkins is a young boy working on "Admiral Benbow", his parent's inn. One day a sea captain named Billy Bones takes a room at the inn and stays for several months. A blind man called Pew arrives and shows something to Billy that gives him a heart attack. Jim witnesses everything and runs to aid the captain, who tells him about his sea chest and his relationship with Captain Flint, a famous pirate. After he dies Jim grabs the key dangling from the corpse and opens the dead captain's chest to collect the last payment. He finds a packet inside, and decides to take it to two aristocratic...

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Jim Hawkins is a young boy working on "Admiral Benbow", his parent's inn. One day a sea captain named Billy Bones takes a room at the inn and stays for several months. A blind man called Pew arrives and shows something to Billy that gives him a heart attack. Jim witnesses everything and runs to aid the captain, who tells him about his sea chest and his relationship with Captain Flint, a famous pirate. After he dies Jim grabs the key dangling from the corpse and opens the dead captain's chest to collect the last payment. He finds a packet inside, and decides to take it to two aristocratic...

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

MS-DOS - Released - 1985

Based on the famous novel by L. Frank Baum, the Wizard of Oz places the player in the role of Dorothy Gale, who is transported by a cyclone to the magical world of Oz. Accompanied by her dog Toto, a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman, and a Lion, she tries to find her way to the Emerald City, where she hopes the Wizard of Oz can help her find a way back home. Gameplay-wise, the game is a traditional text adventure with graphics. The player can type in various commands to interact with the game world, manipulate objects, talk to NPCs, or ask Dorothy's companions for help.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Based on the famous novel by L. Frank Baum, the Wizard of Oz places the player in the role of Dorothy Gale, who is transported by a cyclone to the magical world of Oz. Accompanied by her dog Toto, a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman, and a Lion, she tries to find her way to the Emerald City, where she hopes the Wizard of Oz can help her find a way back home. Gameplay-wise, the game is a traditional text adventure with graphics. The player can type in various commands to interact with the game world, manipulate objects, talk to NPCs, or ask Dorothy's companions for help.

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