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  • Summary: A compilation featuring faithful remakes of three of the best 8-bit point & click adventure games ever made. Now is your chance to play Shadowgate, The Uninvited, and Déjà Vu the way they were supposed to be played — with a controller in hand and worlds waiting to be explored.
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  1. Oct 31, 2017
    80
    If you are looking for something that will show you what it was like when games were games, and players were nervous, then this is the anthology for you.
  2. Oct 31, 2017
    80
    It's not the fanciest collection, but you'll get plenty of puzzles, intrigue, and nostalgia here for a very low price.
  3. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) is a port of three renowned MacVenture point and click titles that manages to stay true to form on the latest generation of consoles, even if there are some slight technical issues in one of the games. This will please traditional adventure game fans who will relish the challenging puzzles and gameplay. On the other hand, the title will be a bit of a culture shock to those who are used to modern adventure titles of a more casual nature, where guidance is commonplace. These games won't hold your hand, won't let you take your time and will even try to kill you along the way. If this sounds like fun then you can't go wrong with this blast from the past.
  4. Jan 5, 2018
    80
    8-bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One is simply a port of three classic games from the mid 80’s, and for just a few bucks ($7.99) CAD, it’s a great way to see what games were like three decades ago when kids my age were growing up, dealing with brutally difficult games and zero assistance (unless we were able to find a strategy guide or gaming magazine with hints and walkthroughs). Even though they don’t age well, they bring me back 30 years, sitting in front of my tube TV for hours on end. I can’t wait to see what games are included with Volume Two.
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    The exciting thing about 8-bit Adventures Anthology: Volume One is that the games in it don’t only possess nostalgia values. Good adventures can stand the test of time better than many other genres because they’re held up by their stories and puzzles rather than a fancy presentation or tight controls. Of course, MacVentures are short by today’s standards, but they’re not linear. There’s a surprising amount of freedom given to do the needed tasks in each game, creating exciting prospects for the player. The gameplay can be slow as the controller can’t stand in for a mouse, but that’s nitpicking. Most of all, 8-bit Adventures Anthology: Volume One shows how little is needed to create immersing experiences. I had a blast going through these games again I had played almost 30 years ago on Commodore 64 and Amiga. For eight bucks, the anthology is a steal. Do yourself a favor and relax with crude pixels with cool stories.
  6. Nov 9, 2017
    75
    The games are well done, and still look and sound nice. Sure they’re 8-bit, but they offer up some catchy tunes and some pretty nice 8-bit visuals. I would say this is a very good port of the games that convey how they were back in the late 80’s. It really all boils down to if you have nostalgia for these games or have a genuine interest in checking out the early days of point and click adventure games. Either way, you get three full games that are still fun in some instances even if some of the mechanics don’t hold up. Even then, there’s plenty of walkthroughs that have been made throughout the years that can help if you’re stuck. And all of this for the low price of eight bucks. If you have any interest at all, give this collection a shot.
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  1. Jan 2, 2018
    8
    I love when these classic games are brought back to life, and when done correctly they deliver a number of nostalgic moments. Thankfully 8-BitI love when these classic games are brought back to life, and when done correctly they deliver a number of nostalgic moments. Thankfully 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One has been done correctly and each different game that’s been ported plays just like the original so there’s buckets of nostalgia present throughout. I forgot how good the stories were in game’s like this and it’s a nice pleasant reminder because each story is interesting and keeps you hooked throughout. The puzzles in the game have aged really well and if you love puzzles that offer you a challenge and require some thought then you will love this anthology. I will say though that the cursor in the game can be frustrating when trying to complete the puzzles, and that’s mainly down to how slow it moves and in my opinion they could have provided you with an option of speeding the cursor up. They have maintained each game as close to the original as they can and in my opinion this will put some gamers off, and a few slight tweaks here and there would have definitely made the game more accessible to different gamers. I will say though that they’ve got the price spot on and it doesn’t cost you a lot to take a trip down memory lane, which is great. The presentation side of the game is perfect and I’m glad they never changed anything here. Visually the 8-Bit art style has never looked better and the accompanying sound design stirs up a lot of fond memories, which is awesome. At the end of the day from the moment it was first announced I must say that I was looking forward to it, and thankfully it delivered on my expectations I had for the game. Fans of the original game’s will once again fall in love with them, and the nostalgic feel of the game will put you right back to when you first played the titles on offer. If you don’t like old-school games that have had no changes delivered to them then you won’t find much enjoyment here, but it gave me a lot of enjoyment and it gets a big recommendation from me. Expand