been a long time since we've heard from Magnetic Scrolls but
now they are back with a new game that wants to breathe new
life into the dying textadventure genre.
from once famous software-developers Magnetic Scrolls for
years. They vanished from the face of the game-development
world after the release of their last two games "Fish!"
and "Corruption". One reason for their silence must
have have been the sale of British Telecomsoft, who had Magnetic
Scrolls under contract back then, to Microprose. Anita Sinclair,
CEO of adventurefreaks Magnetic Scrolls secretly started developing
the "Super-Adventure". And after more than one and
a half years the time has come: Wonderland has arrived.
of the game is basically the same as in Lewis Carroll's book
"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", adding great
puzzles to the plot. But don't worry - you don't have to know
the book or one of its various movie adaptions to finish the
game. "Wonderland" can be played as a text-only
adventure. If you're playing in text-only mode the screen
mainly consists of a text window, which you can resize to
any size you want: The text automatically adjusts to the size
of the window.The parser is capable of understanding about
2000 words, the structures of the sentences can be very complex
and still it won't let you down. For those who aren't happy
with just reading through plain old text Magnetic Scrolls
have prepared 105 (many of them animated) pictures in the
high quality standards you'd expect from a Magnetic Scrolls
in the game can be done via mouse. There will also be an on-screen
map. If you click on a room in this map your character will
walk to the desired location and should something block your
way, your character will stop and tell you why she (remember,
you're playing Alice) couldn't go to the desired location.
Every item in the game is represented by an icon. If you want
to, for example, drop an item from your inventory, just drag
it out of your inventory-window and on to the map.
important verbs in the game are listed on screen to help newbies
get into textadventure gaming. Only the essential words needed
to cope with your current situation show up in the taskbar
(for example: When facing a door you won't find the word "eat"
in the taskbar, because you can't normally eat a door - although
you never know in *this* game). If you get completely stuck
in the game Wonderland also offers an on-screen hint section.
all Wonderland is perfect for hungry adventure gamers who
have been waiting to get their hands on a top-notch textadventure
game again. "Wonderland" will be available for PC's
by the end of July, versions for different platforms will