Early Macintosh Gaming - Does Anyone Know What Game This Was?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by fluffiethesock, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. fluffiethesock macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2018
    Hi all. A few months back, I started having vague memories of a game that my brother used to play growing up, but neither of us can remember what it was. I'm wondering if anyone else played it back in the day. Below is what I remember (or think I remember):

    - I believe we played it on the Apple Macintosh (128k)
    - adventure game (possibly an RPG without combat?)
    - text-based + simple black & white visuals
    - top-down view of your character, and at least part of the game takes place outdoors
    - at one point you find boots that allow you to cross streams
    - the game ends(?) when you answer the riddle of the sphinx (What walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening?)
    - there were other riddles/text inputs in the game
    - my brother was able to beat it in a couple of hours

    This has been driving me crazy... I'm hoping this game actually existed and that I'm not combining memories of several games in my head. Any help is appreciated!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I don’t have the foggiest, but it’s worth looking on MyAbandonware. They do searches by platform and year, so hopefully they can find what you’re thinking of: https://www.myabandonware.com/

    Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!
  3. fluffiethesock thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2018
    I've checked out a couple of similar sites, but haven't quite made it all the way through their list of games. Thanks for the recommendation... I appreciate the response!
  4. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
  5. fluffiethesock thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2018
    Thanks! That was the other site I had checked :p
  6. cajun67 macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2011
    I don't recall the Sphinx part, but it sounds like Cap'n Magneto, a shareware game.

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