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 (Commodore 64/128) taken from Power Play magazine
written by Anatol Locker and used with kind permission from the author, translated by Peter Verdi

A bracelet exists in the land of Aquitania preserving the luck of the country. The evil witch Jannedor wants to remedy this situation and has - with the help of some deceived citizens of Aquitania - disassembled the bracelet and has hidden the five parts, weakening the power of the bracelet. Only by accident (literally speaking) you get involved in these going ons. Your task is to find the missing pieces of the bracelet and re-assemble them - quite a difficult thing to achieve.

"Jinxter" is the latest adventure from Magnetic Scrolls. All the graphics in the game have been redrawn specially for the C64-version. Some of them are - compared to the Atari ST version - not so good, others are a technical sensation for the C64. The parser and the plot are still the same as in the ST and Amiga versions, so you won't miss anything when playing the C64 version - although the game is a lot slower on the 8 Bit computer.

In the box you will find a german manual, but still you should only play "Jinxter" when you have a fair knowledge of the english language and a good dictionary in the vicinity.

Anatol Locker on the C64 version of "Jinxter":

Excellent conversion
Everybody should know by now that Magnetic Scrolls (and of course Infocom) are the makers of the best adventure games at the moment and "Jinxter" is again a milestone in adventure-games-history. I personally prefer this game to "Guild of Thieves" because of it's wacky story, the complexity of the game and the good atmosphere.

The C64 conversion fares really well in comparison to the other versions, but it does have its flaws. A well-known problem are the long loading times of the pictures. If you switch the graphics off things get a lot quicker and the remaining loading times don't have a noticeable negative effect on the gameflow.

For the adventure-gamer looking for quality "Jinxter" is a must - also on the C64.

Graphics: 7.5 out of 10
Total: 8 out of 10