Monuments of Mars
DOS - 1991
Description of Monuments of Mars
Monument of Mars is a decent little CGA platformer by Apogee released at the same time as Arctic Adventures and Pharaoh's Tomb, all three of which are based on the same engine.
The game is a typical side-scrolling platformer with some nice puzzles along the way that you have to solve to proceed. Most puzzles are physical, e.g. how to get from point A to B -- no inventory items required. Graphics are as decent as you could hope for in a CGA (4-color) game, although they lack details that some CGA games like Montezuma's Revenge were able to achieve.
Overall, a fun mouldie oldie from George Broussard, long before he became the executive of Apogee. An interesting anecdote: all three CGA games was first released under the "Micro F/X" label before they became the property of Apogee.
Review By HOTUD
Can be bought online at 3D Realms.
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Comments and reviews
Pepper 2017-09-04 0 point
Agreeing with Katastic, in that it has no real story at all, but still I enjoyed this
Katastic 2017-04-08 0 point
Great demo. Horrible game. All three following episodes are exactly the same... just more puzzles. You never find anything out. The story never progresses. There is no real sense of completion beyond "saving more astronauts" at the end of each chapter. You never find out why they got captured, or what big alien runs mars or anything like that. I would have felt completely ripped off if I had for it back when it came out.
Zmandella 2011-01-17 0 point DOS version
I've loved this since playing on my floppy back when i was little. So glad it hasn't been forgotten with the times!
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