Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
(Japanese graphic adventure)
A graphical version of Zork I for the Sega Saturn, only released in
Japan. (eBay is God!)
Sure wish I could read Japanese. The manual credits are in English,
though, and David Lebling and Marc Blank are mentioned as the original
designers. The graphics and new interface were created by a team of
Japanese programmers. The copyright date is 1996. If anyone out there
has a Saturn, and the ability to read Japanese, I'd gladly invite you
over so we could try it out.
Here are some screen shots from the manual, and the back of the jewel case
The title screen (in English, curiously enough).
The famous white house.
The troll (complete with axe).
Navigating the Great Underground Empire.
From what I can determine, the game text is superimposed over the
graphics, and the two are alternately brightened as the player
switches between them.
"Fweep! Fweep, I tell you, Fweep!"
The cyclops at the end of the maze.
High atop Flood Control Dam #3.
Can anybody tell me whether the other two-thirds of the original Zork
trilogy made it to the Saturn (or any other game system)?
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