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  • Summary: "Welcome to my ... house!" Old Man Stauf built a house and filled it with his toys. Six guests were invited one night, their screams the only noise… Introducing The 7th Guest for iPhone & iPod Touch. This is an authentic return of the famous, blockbuster game with enhancements for the touch interface. A unique puzzle and story-telling adventure, as little as possible has been changed to preserve the original game experience. To play, tap the screen to move around Stauf’s haunted house and drag your finger to find places to go and monstrous, mind-bending puzzles to solve. And of course, discovering how the game is played is part of the gaming experience. To help you get started, you might want to check out the pyramid in the lower right corner of the Sphinx board. It’s as if The 7th Guest was created especially for the touch interface and the screen of your iPhone or iPod Touch.

    Bill Gates called this game “The new standard in electronic entertainment.” In the heyday of computer gaming in the 90s, The 7th Guest won the following awards:
    1995 Interactive Academy/Cybermania Awards - Best CD Game
    1994 Multimedia World Readers' Choice Award - Best Entertainment Title
    1994 Computer Game Review - Golden Triad Award
    1994 New Media Invision Awards - Award of Excellence
    1994 New Media Invision Awards - Gold-Creative Excellence for Best Animation/Graphics
    1994 PC World Class - Best CD-ROM Game / Adult
    1994 Electronic Entertainment 1st Annual Editors' Choice - Breakthrough Game
    1994 Computer Gaming World Readers' Poll - No. 1 Rated Game
    Features

    Engaging, rich-graphics gameplay
    Stunning, original images look even better on new platforms
    Ghostly, full-motion video and supernatural animated sequences
    Award-winning soundtrack by “The Fatman”
    The ability to save multiple games
    User guide

    Download

    The 7th Guest is a big file, approximately 650MB. It is best downloaded to iTunes then synced with your device.
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  1. Jan 31, 2011
    75
    The 7th Guest is a terrific trip down memory lane. It's also a totally decent puzzle game, even if you might need to consult a walkthrough occasionally.
  2. Jan 31, 2011
    75
    Trilobyte has once again granted the world a memorable game, and it's great that these devices have given the developer the ability to revive this long-dead game.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    65
    The 7th Guest is seventeen years old and it shows its age in a bad way. The problem is not only in its ancient technical aspect but in the puzzles too. These are just a few, nearly 20, and are extremely difficult to understand.
  4. Mar 12, 2011
    60
    The 7th Guest is almost exclusively destined for iOS devices of fans of the original release and while the challenge is certainly worthy of modern audiences, the way in which the narrative is presented is not.
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