What an unlikely hero! You are a window cleaner. A common, humble window cleaner. Yet you discover, more due to your accursed curiosity than by mistake, a time machine in your chief's back office. Strange? Absolutely. Your adventure in the past and the future is about to begin. The quest? Four words: Evil aliens. Beautiful girl. Any questions?|
Future Wars, Delphine Software's debut, is a fun adventure controlled via a home-made point-and-click interface. A right click brings up the verb menu. After choosing one of the six commands, you point the mouse over the desired target and execute with a left click -- straight and simple. Small objects are depicted with enlarged drawings -- once you've found them. Pixel hunting is a very frequent sport in Future Wars, making the game extremely frustrating as you must move the mouse slowly across the screen, looking for 1x1-pixel objects you may have missed. Lazy players are punished with puzzle dead-ends. Fortunately, the plot is inventive enough to keep the players glued to the screen and forgive the game's quirks. Overall, a worthy first release that boded well for the company that would later be famous for excellent action/adventure games.
Reviewed by: Underdogs