Mindshadow Interplay / Activision 1984

Mindshadow was the first original game Interplay ever did, and remains today one of the most inventive interactive fiction titles. Based loosely on the old Robert Ludlum novels like The Bourne Identity, it focused on the main character losing his identity and trying to claim it back. It was a very unique game concept at the time and one of the clever aspects was that players would enter THINK NOUN and each time the player entered a word that related to the past, part of your memory came back. You actually won when you reclaimed your whole past. Another fun feature is the on-line hint function, which you can get by typing HELP CONDOR. The game was definitely an inspiration on games such as Amnesia and Deja Vu. The cartoonish illustrations contain vital information not mentioned in the text. Mindshadow is definitely a must-have not only because it was the granddaddy of all amnesiac games, but because it is a great game in its own right, although it is a tad too short and solutions to some puzzles are obscure.
Screenshots
Floppy Image ISO Demo 533KB (uploaded by Molitor)
Full Demo ( @ Hotud)
Full Demo ( @ XTC Abandonware)
included in Interplay's 10 Year Anthology - Clone ISO Demo 274MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
included in Interplay's 10 Year Anthology - Clone ISO Demo 289MB (uploaded by Egon68)


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