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Game #1279
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Wonderland    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Graphical IF

Rating: 8.86 (58 votes)

Wonderland box cover

Wonderland screenshot
Magnetic Scrolls' last adventure game (before they designed the inferior adventure/RPG hybrid The Legacy: Realm of Terror for Microprose) is in my opinion the best game they produced, filled with memorable characters, creative and challenging puzzles, and coming with an excellent windows-based interface, refined from Collection 1, that gives the player both the power of direct interaction with the parser and menu-based sentence drafting (similar to Legend's early games). You are none other than Alice, the hapless heroine of Lewis Carroll's immortal "Alice in Wonderland", who's inadvertently stumbled upon in a fascinating fantasy world populated by talking animals and objects. In your quest to find your way home, you will interact with many well-written characters that truly capture the spirit of the novel, and solve many puzzles that are challenging yet all very logical. The game's many time- and location- based puzzles will truly force you to think in three dimensions and be acutely aware of how long it takes to perform actions, and will give you a great sense of satisfaction when you figure them out. The shrinking/enlarging puzzle remains one of the most memorable of all time. Don't consider yourself an IF lover without playing this game!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: David Bishop
Developer: Magnetic Scrolls
Publisher: Magnetic Scrolls
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Magnetic Scrolls
Theme: Fantasy, Licensed, Epic
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Game page at Magnetic Scrolls Memorial
If you like this game, try: Magnetic Scrolls Collection 1, Wizard of Oz

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