Last updated on November 30th, 2023 at 08:47 am
Total Eclipse is a first-person adventure game that was released in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and ZX Spectrum computers. It is also considered an early example of a first-person shooter.
Total Eclipse is a game that has received mixed reviews over the years. While it has been praised for its moody music, claustrophobic feel, and good graphics, it has also been criticized for its slow speed.
Here are some of the pros and cons of Total Eclipse:
– Good graphics and sound effects.
– Engaging gameplay that involves solving puzzles and exploring mazes.
– Unique Egyptian-based theme that sets it apart from other games of its time.
– Slow speed that can make the game frustrating to play.
– Lack of originality compared to other Freescape games.
– Dated visuals that may not appeal to modern gamers.
Overall, Total Eclipse is a game that may appeal to fans of adventure and puzzle games. While it has some flaws, it offers a unique and engaging experience that is worth checking out for those who enjoy retro gaming.
Total Eclipse 2 came bundled with some versions of the game, subtitled ‘The Sphinx Jinx’.
Those that bought the game also had the opportunity to enter a competition to witness the July 1991 solar eclipse in Hawaii (where there are loads of pyramids).
The winner would be the person who completed the game with the highest score.
To prove that you had completed it, you had to draw a map detailing where you picked up the treasures.
If the score came down to a tie-break, then the best map would be declared the winner.
We wonder if anyone won it?