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Eureka!

DoMark 1984

Language:
English
Authors:
Donat Kiss, Ian Livingstone, Katalin Matsa, Zoltan Horvat
Platforms:
C64/128 info, Spectrum
Genres:
Medieval, Prehistoric, Real-time, Time travel, War
Entered by:
Alastair, dave, Gunness
Added:
10-05-2010
Edited:
31-07-2017

Synopsis

Plot

Designed by Fighting Fantasy author Ian Livingstone, Eureka! sees you travelling through five time periods to locate the pieces of the so-called Temporal Talisman. If you fail, the Moon will disintegrate and destroy life on Earth in the process!

The time periods are:

  • Prehistoric Europe
  • Roman Italy
  • Arthurian Britain
  • WW2 Germany
  • Modern Caribbean (this part only being accessible after solving parts 1-4)

Notes

All parts are preceded by a very simple, Pacman-esque arcade game. This can be used to earn further energy points for the adventure games. However, all games can be solved with the initial number of energy points.

At the time of release, a prize of £25,000 was offered to the first to solve all five parts and figure out a secret phone number. The lucky winner was 15-year old schoolboy Matthew Woodley, who later revealed the fairly complex method of figuring out the phone number.

A sequel was planned but never materialized.

Big K magazine ran a feature on the Hungarian programmers responsible for the game

Also available in French and German.

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Rating

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User Comments

Gunness (21-02-2012 14:26)

One of the very first games I ever bought - man, I spent a huge number of hours making embarassing little progress. Part two remains my favourite.