Explore the Red Planet and save history before it’s too late!
The year is 1893. The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Astronomer Percival Lowell's colossal space cannon is poised to hurl a huge bullet-ship to Mars. Then disaster strikes! The cannon discharges a day early with dozens of history's leading figures aboard. Unprepared for the rigors of Mars, the accidental space travelers have little chance of surviving. You must rescue the stranded expedition or history will be forever changed!
Martian Dreams is the second in the Ultima Worlds of Adventure series, taking you, the Avatar, to exciting new worlds of science fiction, mystery, historic exploration, horror, time travel, espionage, and fantasy. Time and space, past and future, fact and fiction--all are are yours to explore in Ultima Worlds of Adventure!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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Posted on 2012-06-18 19:32:06 byparalipsis:
In many ways this is a smaller and far less ambitious game than most other games in the Ultima franchise, but at the same time I think it benefits from a narrower focus.
Back when this game first came out, it represented a large proportion of my disposable income to get a new release big box game. Having been a bit let down by Ultima VI, and not really ever gotten into Savage Empireread more all that much, it was a bit of a risk. I was however, not disappointed at all.
The writing is what sold me on Martian Dreams, and I remember it fondly over 20 years later. Exploration feels a little bit all or nothing, with much of the landscape of Mars being a desolate wasteland. Those few outposts of humanity and other notable destinations however feel all the more rewarding for having discovered them hidden in the harsh and barren environment.
There's no doubt that Ultima games are showing their age these days. The U6 interface is pretty clunky by modern standards, but if you can get past that, there's a great game hidden underneath.
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Posted on 2012-06-18 07:59:22 byULTIMATEMALE420:
An Excellent way of becomming acustomed to some of histories most iconic academics, considering the game is free of charge props must be given to gog.com. Gog.com is truely a respectful and honest Buisness model.
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Posted on 2012-06-18 09:15:45 byJonMoss72:
If you're into HG Wells, science fiction, steampunk, history, or simply love imaginitive, well told stories then you'll find a lot to like in this curiosity from the Ultima series.
The 'Ultima: World of Adventures' series was short lived, but gave Origin and Lord British a chance to escape the confines of the D&D style fantasy world they'd successfully portrayed with the Ultimaread more franchise, and branch out to explore new worlds.
I used to own this on 5 1/4" floppies and spent hours playing, engrossed in the alternate universe populated by some of history's most famous and interesting characters. The mix of history and fiction really pulls you in, and the desire to explore Mars and discover all the historical characters will keep you playing.
Overall this would serve as a good introduction to the Ultima series, and it really is a great freebie from GOG!
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