Atari ST A to Z: Jinxter

Telecomsoft’s “Rainbird” label was known for putting out a variety of high-quality releases aimed at more “mature” gamers: things like adventure games, strategy games and simulations.

A popular set of games released under this label were the illustrated text adventures composed by Magnetic Scrolls — a range of games with a distinctly British sense of humour about them, along with some excellent writing, some well-crafted “feelies” in the packaging and, as usual for the genre, plenty of crazy puzzles to figure out.

One such example is Jinxter, a game which challenges you to deal with the fact the world is suffering a bit of a spate of… wossname… bad luck.

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

One thought on “Atari ST A to Z: Jinxter”

  1. I still find text adventures fascinating – good writing and a parser that works well within its limitations can do a great job of placing you in the world. I never had a chance to play any of the Magnetic Scrolls games on the ST but they were always regarded in magazines as being some of the best you could get.

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