Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb

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Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb

DOS - 1994

Also released on: Mac - Amiga

Alt names インヘリット ジ アース 嵐のオーブ, 妙狐神探, Erben der Erde: Die große Suche, Inherit the Earth
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (1994)
Germany (1996)
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, Puzzle elements, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher New World Computing, Inc., Soft-World International Corporation, Softgold Computerspiele GmbH, U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Dreamers Guild, The
Perspective Isometric
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.35 / 5 - 19 votes

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Description of Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb

The only adventure game from New World Computing is a pleasant fantasy adventure aimed at kids of all ages.

Control a group of talking animals in their quest for the Orb, an ancient artifact rumored to have powers to save their kind. Colorful characters and non-violent themes make this an ideal family adventure, although it is a bit on the short side and puzzles are mostly of the "bring object X to character Y to get Z" variety. Recommended for newbie adventure gamers and anyone who wants a satisfying diversion from more difficult adventures.

Note: After being out of print for close to 10 years, new copyright holder Wyrmkeep Entertainment is now re-releasing the game - all in the spanking new Windows format for only $20 :)

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Wolfdale 2023-12-24 0 point DOS version

Inherit the Earth CD-ROM version
Installation Program v2.3
Speech Device : Sound Blaster 16/AWE PortAddress:220 IRQ:7 DMA:1
Music Device : Adlib PortAddress:388
Special Files Installation : (Install ALL Files)

Excellent voice acting. Quite a big game need to interact with alot of different strange characters, great list of dialog options. Lot of maze like puzzles thru out the game. Wish there is a good map to avoid beating around the bushes. The ending is a bit different what i expected but OK.

fiddler 2015-08-05 0 point DOS version

can't seem to get sound on my please?

DillonPolok 2015-05-02 2 points DOS version

I downloaded this game two hours ago, and I'm in love with it! I can't stop playing it!

JayDee 2015-05-01 0 point DOS version

Cool.thanks for adding the manual.good job admin

JayDee 2015-04-23 1 point DOS version

you run ite.exe,but you NEED A MANUAL as after playing for a while you get hit with copy protection having trouble finding the manual,any help appreciated

MITSUBI 2015-03-29 0 point DOS version

There were planed more parts but project was canceled, instead web comic was made.But hey mysterys are cool, especialy to uncover em.

Nickname 2015-03-21 2 points DOS version

You can tell this game was going to be much better than it turned out to be. The visuals are beautiful pixel art, and the vocal performances are compelling. but producer meddling left us with an empty game with some questionable puzzles (or lack thereof). Still, you get a sense of how elaborate this game could have ended up being instead.

MITSUBI 2014-09-09 0 point DOS version

story is more futuristic then fantasy.

Erik 2014-09-08 1 point DOS version

Ooh, Anthro animals in an adventure game? GIF!

MITSUBI 2014-09-02 0 point DOS version

D-Fend_v2.0.62.42 is last version, i advise to use it , it supports all dos games with no probs at all, it is easy interface for DOS as it have to be, while d-fend reloaded is just complicated and buggy, no clue why, and no clue why it even needed while original d-fend easy and supports all the stuff.

Tartigrator 2014-08-19 2 points DOS version

I need some help with the sound on this game. I have all drives in my foulder on d-fend reloaded, but the sound dont seem to work. Wich .exe do i run for this game. Sorry for my bad english. (:

Sagarhaeth 2013-10-28 0 point DOS version

One of the most epic adventure games ever made! The game has a very special atmosphere, cool story and superb soundtrack. Since I finished it about ten years ago, I still play those amazing songs with mandolin and flute. Nothing is better than to play the theme of the ferret village at night by the campfire..

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ManualEnglish version 3 MB (DOS)
ManualEnglish version 3 MB (Mac)

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