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Game #941
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Scapeghost    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Interactive Fiction   Graphical IF

Rating: 8.3 (13 votes)

Scapeghost box cover

Scapeghost screenshot
Level 9's last adventure game features one of the most unique plots and player characters ever seen in a game, even though the puzzles are sometimes bordering on the illogical. You are a police man who returns from beyond the grave having to overcome the troubles of ghost-dom together with your ghost friends in order to solve your final case and avenge your own death.

The game is excellent in every respect – the parser is very powerful and rivals Level 9's own Knight Orc in versatility. Non-player characters are quite memorable, especially your ghost friends who will pour out their hearts on you and keep constant company with incessant stories of how they died. Most puzzles involve pleasing those ghosts so they could help you in return, and are largely fun because you have to think like a real ghost to succeed :) Overall, Scapeghost is a great but overlooked Level 9 classic that isn't nearly as good as their best games, but definitely much better than most other IF. I don't recall ever playing a ghost again until LucasArts' Curse of Monkey Island. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Level 9 Computing
Publisher: Level 9 Computing
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Level 9 Computing
Theme: Modern, Organized Forces
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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Related Links: Your Sinclair review
If you like this game, try: Lancelot, Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back, Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas

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