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Game #2967
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Getaway Entertainment 6 Pack for Windows    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Coffee Break Fun
Puzzle   Collection

Rating: 7.85 (14 votes)

Getaway Entertainment 6 Pack for Windows box cover

Getaway Entertainment 6 Pack for Windows screenshot
Notable for being the last game from Epyx before the company folded, Getaway Entertainment 6 Pack for Windows is a fun collection of parlor/card games that much better than 1987’s very ugly black-and-white-only precursor, Getaway Entertainment Pack. It is worth noting that the original was black and white only because the game was designed for early notebook computers (you know, those luggage-sized machines that weigh a ton and is bulkier than desktop PCs ;)), most of which didn’t have color screens at the time.

This update, designed for Windows 3.1 but will run on later versions, has the same 6 games as the original, and they are all fun time wasters. The games range from the familiar (e.g. Domino, Card), to the derivative (e.g. Mastermind thinly disguised as a guess-the-totems game), and even the original (e.g. Stuffin’ the Briefcase, my favorite game of the lot). Thanks to the Windows interface, every game comes with comprehensive on-line help where you can read the rules or, in some cases, even backstory to the mini-game. Overall, Getaway Entertainment is a fun package that achieves what the designers had in mind: a collection of short and simple games for your laptop, ideal for whiling away a few minutes at the airport (or at a meeting, if nobody notices ;)). Recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Epyx
Publisher: Epyx
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Epyx
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows 3.1
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If you like this game, try: Mario's Game Gallery, Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection, Puzzle Gallery

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