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Beyond the Wall of Stars

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Beyond_the_Wall_of_Stars.iso_.sit (114.89 MB)
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This is one of the earliest, and most unknown, computer games to take advantage of the CD-ROM's storage capacity. Written and designed by R.A. Montgomery, a prolific author whose "Choose Your Own Adventure" books were highly popular in the early 1980s, BTWOS is best described as a multimedia CYOA book - you read the story like a book, then, once every few "pages," select one of two choices for your action that will affect how the story unfolds. The plot is standard, and even cliche, sci-fi fare: you are leader of an urgent expedition sent by the Celadon planet. Your task is to find Tara, a more advanced race who live beyond "the Wall of Stars" to ask them to aid the Celadon in their plight against. … As one of the earliest CD-ROM titles, BTWOS deserves a look by all adventure fans as one of the earliest efforts in leveraging the new medium to present an older one. If you like CYOA books, you'll probably like this "game" that unfortunately isn't as interesting as some of the author's best works. Oh, and some of the graphics are "paper doll cutouts" that look pretty bad. (Adventure Legends & old-games.com)

This is a hybrid Mac/PC disc image

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

SSW 6.0.7
2.5 MB RAM
256 colours

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by Katie Cadet - 2017, August 17 - 1:26am

Tested on a Macintosh Centris 650 running SSW 7.1 and found no issues. I have not tested the game on Mac OS 8 or 9, but I don't think it is worth a try, because the game uses a MacroMind Director 3 engine, it might not be compatible.