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Future Wars: Adventures in Time

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST - Sharp X68000

Alt names フューチャーウォーズ 時の冒険者, Future Wars: Time Travellers, Future Wars: Toki no Bōkensha, Les Voyageurs du Temps: La Menace
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in France, United States (1990)
United States (1992)
Genre Adventure
Theme Graphic Adventure, Puzzle elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Delphine Software International, Interplay Productions, Inc.
Developer Delphine Software International
Perspective 3rd-Person
4.76 / 5 - 67 votes

Description of Future Wars: Adventures in Time

What an unlikely hero! You are a window cleaner. A common, little window cleaner. Yet you discover, more due to your notorious curiosity than by mistake, a time machine in your chiefs back office. Strange? Absolutely. Your adventure in the past and the future is about to begin. The quest? Four words: Evil aliens. Beautiful girl. Any questions?

Future Wars, Delphine Software's debut and first attempt at an adventure game, is a fun adventure controlled via a home-made point-and-click interface. A right click brings up the verb menu. After choosing one of the six commands, you point the mouse over the desired target and execute with a left click -- straight and simple.

Small objects are depicted by enlarged drawings -- once you found them. Pixel hunting is a very frequent sport in Future Wars, making the game extremely frustrating as you must move the mouse slowly across the screen, looking for 1x1-pixel objects you may have missed. Lazy players are punished with puzzle dead-ends. Fortunately, the plot is inventive enough to keep the players glued to the screen and forgive the game's quirks.

Overall, a worthy first release that bodes well for the company that would later be famous for excellent action/adventure games.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

mobilehead 2023-10-16 1 point

Great story, adorable graphics and amazing music. However the interface and the gameplay itself aged badly. Objects in size of the pixel are typical for games of that era but necessity of standing next to them and still not being able to pick them up seems to much nowadays. Add to this arcade sequences that are quite well timed so you would not be able to complete them even after fifty attempts and you can easily find this game irritating. Solid but average, however it has to be acknowledged that the game was created in 1989 and for what its worth, it should be praised for what it was.

JP 2021-03-14 4 points

Kate - when you click 'download' the page with the download link also has the copy protection sheets under 'misc'

Kate 2019-11-13 1 point DOS version

What are the 2 colors I have to pick at the begining of the game?! I dont have a manual nothing I pick works

Snake 2019-11-04 4 points DOS version

One of my favorite games since I was a kid.

Chris 2017-06-11 3 points DOS version

So this game works flawlessly in DosBox...HOWEVER I am having a hard time getting the Mac to simulate simultaneous Right-Left mouse clicks to save or load a game.

BB 2017-02-08 0 point

WOW, I played it when i was a child!! the graph looks pleasant even today)) as if some fashion-indi-nowday product))) and as for the story - it's great!!! F///K, it was 27 years ago!!!!

Snow 2012-08-15 1 point DOS version

Excellent ! Un des premiers point 'n click français.
L'ergonomie date un peu, mais quel jeu !
En France, ce jeu est plus connu sous le nom "Les Voyageurs du Temps"...

tforsaken 2012-07-31 0 point DOS version

i rember this

Dave 2011-02-28 1 point DOS version


Dave 2011-02-28 3 points DOS version

This would have to be one of the best games of all time. The sci-fi atmosphere is gripping, legendary. I can't sing enough praises for the people who devised this story and put together this cinematic adventure story.

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