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Game Title:
Torin's Passage
Release Date: xx-xx-1995
Release Number: 1
Series: CD-Rom Era
Designer: Al Lowe

Description:  Torin is a young boy who lives in a little country house with his parents and with his dog-like friend Boogle. One day he returns home, only to find out his parents were imprisoned in a magical spell. He must now travel to distant lands to free his parents from the curse, and to discover the truth about his own origin.  The game is a humorous adventure with cartoon-style graphics, mostly aimed at younger players. Torin interacts with characters and objects in a point-and-click fashion, and can also use Boogle's special ability: to change shapes and to turn itself into useful objects. (From Mobygames description)


Roberta Williams, who designed Sierra's first game, Mystery House in 1980, felt it was time to write another murder mystery which lived up to the computer capabilities of the late eighties. Mystery House, which was put on public domain in 1988, was the first computer game ever with graphics, but it lacked colors, animation and sound. The Colonel's Bequest was developed, using EGA graphics, Sierra's SCI engine, sound and a music score, as well as featuring a deeper plot and more detailed character descriptions.

The game has a sequel, The Dagger of Amon Ra, which is also the last Laura Bow game. Both games are also included in the 1997 King's Quest Collection and the Roberta Williams Anthology. Although the original release of The Colonel's Bequest can still relatively easily be found on online auctions, a complete original game is considered as a true collector's item, as it contains many goodies which are often missing from second-hand sales, particularly the Laura Bow pen and notebook. The games copyright protection is also quite original: the gamer needs to use a magnifying glass (included in the box) to identify a fingerprint on the game screen.

Comments

I found a old CD that I loved to play 1995 Torin's Passage but I cannot download it am I able to do that.  Please help.  Nice game

 Charlotte Sizemore  8/22/2016

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