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Mines of Titan

Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.

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Computer Gaming World - Issue 5 (1989): "Yet, there are some drawbacks to the game. First, one of the methods of earning more money is gambling. However, building up large amounts of cash in this way is a very time consuming process and encourages one to short-circuit the rules. Second, the documentation could have given the player a little more information on the various opponents to be encountered in the course of the game. It would have been nice if the documentation would have included a rundown of the characteristics of one's opponents. This could even have been incorporated into the game as information to be obtained from the computer bank on Mars."

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Mines of Titan originally came on floppy disc format which was provided in a secret agent-style packaging, which also contained a thirty-seven page manual and various paraphernalia, such as a "command reference card"; supposedly secret classified military and scientific documents; weapons schematics; illustrations of alien lifeforms; and hidden maps, all connected with the game. The more expensive game packages had small figurines. These box sets are now extremely rare.

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Additional info about Mines of Titan

Also known as: Mars Saga

Input: keyboard

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Apple II, Commodore 64

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  • Andre - 13/12/2020 06:15
    Played it back in the day on multiple platforms. Commadore, IBM and one other, it was Mars Saga on Commadore. Fun game, allot of secrets to find like the secret door unlocked by scrolling down to blank spot on shopping list, then walking across the street or something like that. It was well thought out but the ending and surface were badly executed. The two problems were, you could find the ending screen before you found the entrance to it, game would crash every time, and should you finish the game, you exit and the ending screen was broken and game would crash not allowing you to save the win and return to the accolades... meaning no gratification for actually winning. The game could have gone farther and expanded into other games but due to poor programming it was a bust. At least it was fun getting there... and as a bonus you learn to play KENO!
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