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System Requirements
OS: Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000, XP, OS 8.1 for Mac CPU: 233mhz AMD/Intel processor RAM: 64 MB HDD: 50 MB (650 for full install) CD-ROM: 8X VIDEO: SVGA SOUND: 16 bit compatible sound card Ages: Everyone

Your friend Richard has been fascinated by this world of Chemicus. A place that\'s focused on chemistry and logic. Their world is falling apart because their amulet is stolen. They think it\'s Richard and cross over to our planet and capture him for questioning. You must travel into the other world and prove his innocence. This won\'t be easy though. You\'ll have to solve their riddles and unlock their secrets. Luckily you\'ll have your super brain chemistry computer with you to help you out. The game play is Myst like. I classify this type of game as edutainment. It\'s a pretty fun way to learn, and the puzzles are very challenging. Fortunately there is a walk through on the CD in case you get stuck. Chances are you\'ll be referring to this manual often. Many of the puzzle involve combining chemicals and forcing reactions to manipulate your surroundings. You\'ll learn how to make some pretty cool things along the way. For example you\'ll learn how to make: * An iron nail copper coated * Perfume * Photographs * Mirrors * Sparklers!

Game Play

You\'re on a rescue mission. You will be looking for clues and a way to save your friend and possibly the world! Collect any items you can, you will surely be needing them later. You will find chemicals, scientific journals, and other various objects, if you can take it, do it! If you don\'t know what to do with the chemicals, you can find a Big Brain computer and read about them. If you see a diagram, remember it or jot it down, or it will come back to haunt you! Pay attention to all details, and good luck!

Appropriate?

This game is pretty clean. In the game intro you witness Richard being kidnapped, there is some struggling but no violence. While incarcerated Richard gets a little frustrated and says \'Get me out of here for God\'s sake!\'. Overall this game is pretty clean and I would recommend it for anyone interested in Chemistry.

Final Thoughts

The game comes on two CD\'s. The game runs off of both discs. Even with a full install you still need a CD in the drive. The interface is fairly easy to use. However there were a couple of times I couldn\'t manipulate some object and I had to seek the advice from a walkthrough or even the publishing company itself! Unlike Bioscopia or Physicus, the game can be run with out you manually setting the screen resolution. It still looks best at 800x600 though. The graphics are typical to the genre, most of the game is rendered still images. However there are some nifty movie scenes. The sound effects are appropriate. There are noises for any movement you do and any object you interact with. The background music if very fitting. Unlike Bioscopia and Physicus the tutorials are visual only. I\'m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Perhaps it\'s less \'teachy\' that way. If you like Chemistry (or know a kid who does), puzzle games, or Myst style games, I am sure you\'ll be happy with this game. The puzzles are challenging so be prepared to think and experiment!

Final Ratings

Graphics B- Game play B- Sound B Interface C Stability A Offensive Content B

Overall 80% B-

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