||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP/Mac) (Retail) (CHEMICUSDR)
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- Age: 8 to 102
from Four Fat Chicks
Journey to the Other Side
Another world, shrouded in secrecy & intrigue, lies on
the other side of our reality. In the mysterious city of Chemicus, sacred power
and scientific knowledge from the beginning of time is guarded. When an
intruder accidentally travels there through the discovery of an ancient amulet,
the tranquility of Chemicus is disturbed.
The balance between our worlds is
Its up to you to solve
the riddles, gain knowledge and to use your intelligence to unlock the secrets.
Journey to this virtual world in chaos and enter, if you dare, the amazing city
of Chemicus. You must search, You must explore, You must experiment!
- Over 2000 Compelling 3D Images
- Hours of breathtaking 3d movies
- Stunning Landscapes to visit
- Alluring interiors to explore
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II, 233
MHz, 64 MB RAM, 50 MB free hard disk space, SVGA graphics card (32 bit), sound
card, CD-ROM drive 8x speed, Quicktime 5 (included)
Macintosh: OS 8.1 or higher, 233 MHz Power PC, G3, 64
MB RAM, 50 MB free hard disk space, 32.768 color graphics card, sound card,
CD-ROM drive 8x speed, Quicktime 5 (included)
Four Fat Chicks by Orb
"Chemicus is the latest release in the Quest for Knowledge
series published by Tivola. Two titles previously released in the North
American market, Physicus and Bioscopia, were not only excellent titles for kids, but
delights as straight-for-fun adventure games. Similarly to its predecessors,
Chemicus has an elegant and charming, old-world air that acclimates the player
to science concepts and interactions via a first-person, point-and-click
interface intertwined with an entertaining fantasy story."
"The game features slideshow-style graphics, some really
knockout 3D movies, and film-quality music and sound effects. The graphics
themselves are really well-drawn, and it is obvious a lot of time went into
creating a singular look for the world of Chemicus that gives the place an
otherworldly feel. This design flair, coupled with the detail in rendering,
brings to the game immersive eye candy that can hold its own with the best of
any of the top adventure games published in recent years."
"The game includes an encyclopedia called the "Brain
Center" that teaches chemistry in a simple-to-understand format while giving
clues needed to solve puzzles. Throughout gameplay, "knowledge chips" are
discovered that, when added to the Brain Center, increase the amount of
accessible information and clues for the player. Subjects in the encyclopedia
run the gamut of basics in the field, including such things as organic
chemistry and electrochemistry. One does not have to be a studied chemist to be
a successful player, but I can't imagine that it does any harm to have had a
class or two in one's life. The really great thing about how this is presented
is that you are not stuck dealing with any slow-moving materials or equations;
instead you increase your knowledge of the science through application of
principles. Like any of the titles in this series, the science is not meted out
in an unconfrontable manner, but rather in puzzles that are germane and fit
within the environment."
"Chemicus, like the earlier games in this series, is highly
recommended as a learning tool for kids studying chemistry, to increase
understanding and the ability to see concepts in a way that they can be more
easily grasped. It is also a very satisfying game for adventure game players of
all kinds, as long as they bring their brains to the party."
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