Return of the Phantom (1707)

rotp-box.jpg
System: PC
Company: Microprose
Year: 1993
Genre: Adventure
Theme: Based on Other Media / Mystery
Language: English
Licence: Commercial

Return of the Phantom (ID: 1707)

Disks:
5 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
core
Notes:
v2.00
SHA1 Hashes:

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Added: 2016-08-14
Edited: 2020-04-20

Return of the Phantom (ID: 1318)

Disks:
5 x 3.5" HD (1440kB)
Format:
Raw (.IMG)
Status:
Unverified
Language:
English
Contributor:
jiwaats
Notes:
v2.00
SHA1 Hashes:

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Added: 2014-06-27
Edited: 2020-04-20

Comments (3) [Post comment]

Mr Creosote (2010-07-19):

I always considered it an extreme reaction to the what the press said about Mr Gruson's earlier games: Both Earthrise and Rex Nebular are known for 'unfair' death scenes and very tricky puzzles. He went over the top by making this one too simple, unfortunately. He didn't find the right balance.

Of course, 'easy' Adventures like this one became the norm just one or two years later, so maybe he was just ahead of his time ;)

Wandrell (2010-07-19):

It's a casual graphic adventure, unlike the hardcore ones we used to love.

I couldn't resist. That is the typical thing you hear nowadays when people say a game is too easy.

The problem with Return of the Phantom is that it looks more like an experiment to see what they could do than a real game. Far too short and few characters. Some don't even seem to do much also. What was the ballerina painter doing here? He just appeared to hint he knew you were from the future.

Mr Creosote (2010-07-19):
It's been a few years since I played this one, but apart from the maze, I remember this being very easy. Too easy for my taste. No puzzles to chew on. Has some good stuff in it, too, though, on the whole.
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