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DOS Point&Click Adventures

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1988) is a hilariously funny point&click adventure by Lucasfilm Games. After Maniac Mansion, it was the second game to use ScummVM. It's 1997, and the world is a dumber place than ever. Space aliens have built a stupidity machine that's slowly reducing everyone's IQ to single digits. The only person who can stop them is Zak McKracken. You direct the actions of Zak and his team to many exotic places where they discover some pretty strange objects and some even stranger characters. Be prepared for an entertaining challenge! You may employ Free Download Manager to speed up the transmission. And here's the walkthrough.

Déjà Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas (1989) is unarguably the best adventure game ICOM ever produced. You wake up in Las Vegas with a painful bump on your head, and realize that you are private eye Ace Harding, who has to retrieve 112000 dollar$ of recently murdered Chicago's racketeer Joey Siegel for his boss, Las Vegas' mobster Tony Malone. You have no choice but to find the money in one week "or else". Use your sleuthing skills to uncover sinister gang plots and implement an ingenious plan to set one gang against the other. The game has a multiple windows point&click interface, which was rather unusual for DOS-games back in the day. Here are manual and walkthrough!

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (1989) is the first classic point&click adventure game from Lucasfilm Games with archaeologist Indiana Jones as the title character. Its story is based on the almost simultaneously released third film of the Indiana Jones series. At the beginning of the game Indy learns that his father, also an archaeologist and furthermore a famous Grail researcher, has been kidnapped. The search for the father turns into a search for the holy chalice and increasingly into a race against the Third Reich, which wants to abuse the mystical abilities of the artifact. The download features the VGA version including ScummVM. And here is the walkthrough.

LOOM (1990) is a beautiful fantasy-themed graphic adventure game that was the first one to avoid the verb–object interface introduced in Maniac Mansion; instead the player manipulates objects through the use of spells (called "drafts" in the game). The drafts themselves are woven by playing magical notes on a special instrument called "distaff". All the puzzles in the game are solved by learning and correctly applying these drafts. You have to listen to the indispensable audio drama, that explains the nature and history of the Loom world, as the game is a direct continuation of said story. You will definitely need the manual and probably the Book of Patterns. A walkthrough might be helpful, too! Play it with ScummVM for best performance.

Elvira - Mistress of the Dark (1990) is a funny and fascinating hack'n'slash game. The plot is as simple as it is fierce: saving beautiful Elvira in her inherited new home (old Castle Killbragant) from the arrival of an undead, rotten and moldy Lady Emelda, without getting killed in the process. The only way to stop the ancient threat is to find a special scroll hidden somewhere in that castle. But there's a somewhat significant catch to it: the entire estate sports over 800 rooms, labyrinths, catacombs and a dungeon! I wasn't sure what category the game fell into, but it's still most likely an adventure-action-horror-fantasy-dungeon-crawl hybrid, featuring 1st-person 3D navigation, a point&click command menu, an inventory, access to various attack and defense weapons, magic potions, spellcasting, and lots of pretty bizarre characters to deal with. Here are the manual, the indespensable spellbook and a walkthrough!

Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island (1990): Hier übernehmen Sie die Rolle des ungeschickt und planlos agierenden Guybrush Threepwood, der sich vorgenommen hat, Pirat in der Karibik zu werden. Im legendären Point&Click-Adventure lösen Sie auf humorvolle Art verschiedene Aufgaben und Rätsel, bei denen Sie Ihr Können als angehender Freibeuter unter Beweis stellen müssen. Das Kultspiel erfreut sich bis heute großer Beliebtheit. Und hier ist die Komplettlösung!

Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993) is a really hilarious adventure game that follows the funny happenings caused by the freelance police duo Sam (a laid-back anthropomorphic dog) and Max (a hyperkinetic rabbit with a penchant for violence). The game received positive reviews for its humor, writing, and creativity, making it a beloved title in the genre. The humor is a mix of wit, satire, and absurdity, characteristic of the cartoon series. Regarding the gameplay, it is pretty similar to other point&click highlights like Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. It's already preinstalled under ScummVM. Here's the walkthrough!

Simon the Sorcerer (1993) ist ein großartiges Point&Click-Adventure, das mit weltweit über 600.000 verkauften Exemplaren eines der erfolgreichsten Spiele seiner Zeit war. Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht ein Teenager im modernen England. Eines Tages öffnet sich ein Portal und teleportiert den Jungen und seinen Hund in eine Fantasiewelt voller Zauberer, Drachen, Riesen und sprechender Tiere. Im Grunde genommen ein frecher Monkey Island-Klon, hat es Simon dank seines schrägen britischen Humors und seiner einzigartigen Charaktere bis heute geschafft, sich neben seinem Vorbild zu behaupten. Beim Download handelt es sich um einen Torrent, der qBittorrent benötigt. Am besten spielt man Simon mit ScummVM. Hier sind die Anleitung (in Englisch) und die unvermeidliche Komplettlösung.

Discworld (1993) is a beautiful and funny point&click adventure game based on Terry Pratchett's pun-filled fantasy Discworld books. As bumbling wizard Rincewind, you prevent a Dragon from destroying the world and find a way to convince a disillusioned Death to resume his day job. The game has great humor and some of the most devious but logical puzzles ever designed. Highly recommended for Pratchett fans and fans of zany adventure games in general. The 7z-file you are downloading includes ScummVM and is already configured. Simply unpack it and double click on "Discworld.bat". Get yourself the walkthrough!