At the beginning of April 2016 Peter Verdi's Magnetic Scrolls Chronicles website went offline. So far all my attempts to contact Peter failed. His site carried some invaluable interviews with former Magnetic Scrolls people. To preserve the work I temporarily uploaded a dump of his site taken in summer of 2015. All you can see below is 100% Peter's work! Hopefully his site will reappear soon! Peter, if you read this, can you contact me?

Remember how it's like to ride on a cloud? How it feels to be squashed by a bus, or how to get that damned gold disc from Micky? Well, here's your chance to relive all these situations.

Have a chat with the devil in THE PAWN, ransack an entire island in THE GUILD OF THIEVES, restore luck itself to a whole country in JINXTER, uncover a conspiracy in CORRUPTION, become an inter-dimensional secret agent in FISH!, an ancient god in MYTH, walk in the footsteps of Alice in WONDERLAND and inherit a haunted mansion in THE LEGACY.
Become a part of the fantasy of Magnetic Scrolls - you certainly won't regret it . . .

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This is the "Text" section of "Jinxter". Here you will find articles, previews and reviews of "Jinxter" I gathered over time.

Review (Atari ST) from Happy Computer magazine 1/1988
written by Boris Schneider and used with kind permission from the author, translated by Peter Verdi

Marvellous pictures - a marvellous adventure game

Witches are still on the loose in the land of Aquitania. For centuries they menaced the land until the good wizard Turani created a bracelet that would give the citizens of Aquitania an infinite amount of magical luck. From that day on nobody in Aquitania could be injured or bewitched anymore. The spell of the bracelet banned the dangerous parts of witchcraft - only harmless, so-called "green magic" remained and could only be used to play practical jokes on people.

But a witch called Jannedor wants to re-establish the old power and glory of the witches. With the help of some naive aquitanian citizens she disassembled the bracelet of Turani and has hidden its single parts. Now luck is running out in Aquitania and the witches start to regain their former power. That's where you jump in. Your task is to find the the parts, reassemble the bracelet and restore luck to Aquitania.

"Jinxter" - the third game by Magnetic Scrolls - turns some rules of adventure-gaming upside down. For instance, in this game you can't die. Whenever you encounter a lethal situation you are saved by luck so you can play at full risk. But there are still a lot of puzzles that don't require any luck to be solved. The game is filled with satirical humour and really takes both adventuregames and -gamers for a ride.

"Jinxter" shines because of it's very complex parser that can also cope with complex sentences and because of it's 30 pictures that were done by four different graphics artists. The pictures really push the Atari ST to it's graphical limits.

The writing style in "Jinxter" is on a very high level, therefore you should have a profound knowledge of the english language when playing this game. The story and the technical quality of the game are the absolute best you can find in the adventure genre at the moment.

Summary: Difficult adventure-game for gamers with an excellent knowledge of english.

Graphics: 91 out of 100
Total: 86 out of 100