Monuments of Mars

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Monuments of Mars

DOS - 1991

Alt name The Monuments of Mars!
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United States, Worldwide
Genre Action
Theme Platform, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Apogee Software, Ltd.
Developer Scenerio Software
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.61 / 5 - 13 votes

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

niko 2021-10-02 0 point

I was about to get really upset this was removed by steam through dcma, but it turns out the originating company is providing it with a few other games as a free download on their website, 3DRealms. I didn't realize they produced Prey as well. What a unique game that was.

KJ 2020-01-14 0 point

Fun game. Unlike some others, I understand that gameplay is the only thing that matters in a game and that if I want I story, I should read a book.

Pepper 2017-09-04 0 point

Agreeing with Katastic, in that it has no real story at all, but still I enjoyed this
cheesy game.

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.

C0RKmonster 2015-01-20 0 point DOS version

I would love to see this adapted to Android.

Zmandella 2011-01-17 1 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!

Boetjeuh 2009-06-25 0 point DOS version

Epic game! one of the few games i ever made it to the end!

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