Abandonware DOS title

WaxWorks

Waxworks was a horror-themed first-person role-playing game developed by Horror Soft, a subsidiary of Adventure Soft, published in 1992. The game is set in a wax museum where players must travel through different historical periods, each represented by a wax exhibit. Each exhibit serves as a portal to a different time and place, featuring various monsters and challenges.
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NOT abandonware
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Platforms
DOS, Mac OS
Rating
4.24 / 5.00 (33 votes)

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WaxWorks reviews

Techtite: "You must use the magical exhibits to go back to moments in time where your family had twins (you take the role of the "good" twin, searching for your evil counterpart). These areas are each quite amusing, including the foggy streets of old London (Jack the Ripper, allegedly, was an evil twin), an old mine (weird mutants!), and even ancient Egypt (your ancestors helped build the pyramids? Cool.). You could even complete these four areas in any order! Afterwards, you must use artifacts from each moment in history, and go back in time to when the witch first cursed your family, stopping it from ever happening! While the overall story is a bit of a stretch, it was certainly an inspired concept, and led to a fun experience; almost as fun as Evira II..."

Computer Gaming World (1993): "However, Waxworks does manage to scare tip some enjoyable (though often frustrating) relief for the terror-starved gamer. Quality adventures with a honor theme have been lacking for much too long a time. With a little more attention to detail and the elimination of the above weaknesses, a sequel to Waxworks could truly send chills down one’s spine. As it currently stands, while Waxworks may not appeal to some fantasy role-players, it will certainly fill the void for those who revel in the macabre. For anyone who enjoyed the Elvira series, Waxworks continues to satisfy the bent toward the supernatural."

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Additional info about WaxWorks

Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga
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