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Wonderland

DOS - 1990

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name Wonderland: Dream the Dream...
Year 1990
Platform DOS
Released in United States, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
Genre Adventure
Theme Interactive Fiction, Licensed Title, Puzzle elements
Publisher Virgin Games, Inc.
Developer Magnetic Scrolls
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.65
4 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of Wonderland

Magnetic Scroll's last adventure game (before they designed the inferior adventure/RPG hybrid The Legacy: Realm of Terror for Microprose) is in my opinion the best game they produced, filled with memorable characters, creative and challenging puzzles, and excellent windows-based interface, refined from Collection 1, that gives the player both the power of direct interaction with the parser and menu-based creation of sentences (similar to Legend's early games).

You are none other than Alice, the hapless heroine of Lewis Carroll's immortalized "Through The Looking Glass", who inadvertently found herself in a fascinating fantasy world populated by talking animals and objects. In your quest to find your way home, you will interact with many well-written characters that truly capture the spirit of the novel, and solve many puzzles that are challenging yet all very logical. The game's many time- and location- based puzzles will truly force you to think in three-dimensions and be acutely aware of how long it takes to perform actions, and will give you a great sense of satisfaction when you figure them out. The shrinking/enlarging puzzle remains one of the most memorable puzzles of all time.

Don't consider yourself an IF lover without playing this game!

Review By HOTUD

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How to play Wonderland

Be careful to have the game mounted properly. You must have the following path mounted: C:Wondergame.exe

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Comments and reviews

Perry Rhodan 2021-01-12 0 point DOS version

Here's the solution to get the game to work which I found on Vogons. Thanks to Wizzle:

The game has several files in which the actual path of the game is definded.
These are:

All.rdf
Boot.rdf
User.rdf

Open these files with a text editor and change them from (e.g.):

c:\wonderla\Two.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Three.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Four.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Five.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Six.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Seven.rsc 362496
c:\wonderla\Eight.rsc 332633

to:

c:\\Two.rsc 362496
c:\\Three.rsc 362496
c:\\Four.rsc 362496
c:\\Five.rsc 362496
c:\\Six.rsc 362496
c:\\Seven.rsc 362496
c:\\Eight.rsc 332633

In the Boot.rdf and User.rdf you do the same.
Now DOSbox and the game can reside in the same "portable" directory.
You only need to Mount C . in your dosbox.conf and run the game via:

GAME.EXE -disp v -adlib

That should do the trick. Took me hours to find it out and the solution was so simple.

Darian 2020-07-25 1 point DOS version

I remember it came on a massive 9!! disks, took a long time to install but was great running from HD. Back in late 1990 this game completely amazed me. It could run in SVGA at 800x600 on a 286 with a VGA card.
Overall excellent text adventure with lush grahpics and sound.
Amiga version is SLOOOW and much lower res than PC version.

jj12 2015-11-26 0 point

actually thought it was made for windows 3.1

Anonymous 2013-12-21 -1 point DOS version

this doesn't work in dosbox for me, can anyone help?

Niknat 2012-08-10 1 point DOS version

I have been searching for this game for years...played as a kid and never completed...brilliant..hope its as good as i remember!

Mhatta 2012-05-02 -1 point DOS version

This looks awesome......But I can't get it installed. =/ No way to get it working on vista I'll take it

tom 2012-02-08 0 point DOS version

@blackoutglow
same here. played it a ton as a kid but dont think i ever beat it. tough and got to be the best of the genre

BlackoutGlow 2009-05-25 0 point DOS version

This was the first game I ever bought, I think I was 9 or 10 at the time, which obviously was quite a long time ago so I'd since lost it. I'd been hunting for it on abandonware sites for years (literally). So, so SO excited to play it again.

semsph 2008-10-21 0 point DOS version

omg i can't wait to try this game out!!!

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Game Extras

Various files to help you run Wonderland, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MapEnglish version 969 KB RefcardEnglish version 3 MB MiscTips English version 483 KB MiscSecurity Codes English version 2 KB MiscInstall Guide English version 3 MB MiscGame Poster English version 693 KB

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Atari ST ROM

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Wonderland, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MapEnglish version 451 KB

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