Jul 5, 2016

Eye^Game^Candy: Wonderland

Being one of the most ambitious text adventures ever created, and making a brave attempt at thoroughly modernizing interactive fiction interfaces, Wonderland by Magnetic Scrolls is one of those few games that should be considered important. It also happens to be one I really do love. Somewhere between the fact that I never managed to finish it, the childhood memories of opening its big box with all those 5.25" floppies, the amazing little visual vignettes, and those incredibly appropriate and very whimsical puzzles I absolutely struggled with, I may have created a mental image of Wonderland that might just be too good to be true. I know. And even though I don't want to spoil the memories, I know I'll eventually have to revisit it.

You can play the game online here (albeit not in its full glory; you'll be needing DOSBox for that), and find out more about it on Mobygames and the Magnetic Scrolls Memorial

4 comments:

  1. That has to be some of the best graphics I have ever seen for a text adventure.

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    1. I believe it is (the best looking text adventure, that is).

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  2. Thanks for sharing. The cover remindes me a heavy metal magazine twisted imagery. Where goes such talented creators.

    Here (in Brazil) we dont got the IF in their gold era, but some good books and lateral effects like Myst came..

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    1. Hey, you are right! Wonderland's cover definitely has a Heavy Metal feel to it. Oh, and I'm sure there must be translations of classic IF somewhere...

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