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User reviews: Very Positive (104 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 1, 1990

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Includes 4 items: Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™ , Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade™, LOOM™, The Dig®

 

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    Minimum:

    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space

    Recommended:

    • OS: Mac OS X version 10.5 (or newer)
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core Processor
    • CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I used to play this game as a child and I loved it.
This version even has Voice-output and better graphics, compared to the version I played back then.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This game is 1 of the best games I have played. it contains puzzles, jokes, epicpixel graphics xD if u are looking something good to play with less violence and with epic story. U just found it! try out other lucas arts games too
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Loom is unique. There is no game quite like it in the history of video games. As a professional singer and music teacher of many instruments, I still love the challenge of musical pattern recognition and recall of this wonderfully interesting game. I just saw the manual too and gosh, what a lovely throwback to the past when games really were works of art one could keep in the packaging and manuals that came with it. The music geek in me loves how one is supposed to use pencil to dictate the melodies one encounters in the game. It may be slow going for many of us (myself included) who are now so used to faster paced narratives in video games and other media; however, there is such a charm to it as well as some rather fiendish puzzles that had me cheating via online hint guides which incidentally one would have to pay and arm and a leg for with Lucas Arts hintlines, or so I hear. I give Loom 5 stars out of 5 for absolutely everything though I wish I could make bloody Bobbin Threadbare move far quicker- He is a tad snail like in his gait. Regardless, do play this gem while you have to chance. It is one of the best in the genre of adventure games and one of LucasArts finest offerings in this Musician's humble opinion :) Enjoy, Loom everyone. I am on my 4th playthrough and here's to many more :)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Pick this one up, turn it on and ignore it while you emulate the proper EGA version.

Slightly better graphics and a poor voice-over track does not make up for the sheer amount of content that has been censored or cut from the original EGA version of this game.

That said, I'm so very glad that I finally played this. It was complete delight to get from beginning to end and I am absolutely floored that nothing else became of this game. It is a true LucasArts gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
While not perfect this game surely represent one of the many steps the great LucasFilm (then LucasArts) took in its way to glory.

The game per se is a short, straightforward and thus much enjoayble, point and click adventure with one of the most efficient and minimalistic User Interface. Your Distaff (a musical stick) and a square for closeups of interactive items.

By any modern standard is a little thing, there are better indie products for (probably) less cash, but for one thing.

This game has a soul that begs to be found.
It asks to be played, remembered and passed on the next generation.

Maybe it's a combination of music, colours, and the memories of when I played it at the sweet age of eight.
If you decide to play it- take your time with it: get a pen and a paper, a hot beverage and just glide through it- much like a swan would do on the surface of a crystal-like calm lake.

It's all it asks. And it doesn't take up that much time. It may really leave you something unexpected.
:)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
ask me about loom.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Play this version rather than the EGA or FM-Towns version (ScummVM still hasn't made a useable version with inputs for pixel-perfect aspect ratio adjustment). The voice acting is worth hearing. The edits made removing the character close-up portraits are for the best (they're poorly drawn and don't have formative lip-sync anyway, and the animation is minor. Any scene deletions aren't important to the plot. The game can be beaten on Expert in about three or four hours tops if a walkthrough is used. Play it for the story and the acting--adventure games seem to run along very similar lines and there's nothing that makes it do what others do any differently--your inventory is just moved into memorized sequences, so it's not like the game has no inventory. The writing is kind of confusing, with techno-magic babble confounding things. The audio drama is available online and worth listening to, since it's pretty much bare soundstage play acting (and since the acting is the best part of the game). The music is the most public domain-y generic stuff you can hope for, but it least it's not fully orchestrated and is MIDI (if you're going to listen to an orchestral version, don't go to a game to get the best arrangement of this particular song that repeats almost the entire stinking game with no contextual changes like in later LucasArts games). The story doesn't wrap itself up well, instead of ending on an ending, it ends on a beginning. If you're going to end on a beginning, tell the rest of the story, otherwise you've released a one-thirds finished story. Nice art design and acceptable animation, but nothing that will make someone's top roundup of vintage game art. Play it as a slightly interactive cutscene, not as a game. 30%.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I loved this game back in the day and it totally holds up!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
I'm Bobbin, are you my mother?
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
One of the most unique point-and-click adventures in the genre.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Heyyo, a classic Lucasarts Adventure game... very different and weird setting compared to the rest... Tell me About Loom! :)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Amazing story.
Amazing soundtrack (easy with Chaikovski :D ).
Really fun spell casting.

Maybe a little short, but it's one of the top graphic adventures you'll find with all the old school look and feel.
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Classic game. Works well, and no issues, takes maybe 2 hours to beat.
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4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Don't listen to haters! This game is AWESOME! and this version is as awesome as the original version was. Controls are good, music and atmosphere.

I would highly recommend it to everyone (who likes magic :) ).
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Loom is awesome, unique and poetic. It features two of my favorite lines of dialogue ever:
"My destiny is in your hands, Elders."
"Our hands are empty, Hetchel."
However, those lines are not present in the version that is available on Steam. As others have said, this version is terrible, a crime. However, I recommend you to buy it. Because once you have it in your Library, you can right-click on it and download the game manual. It is not actually the game manual, but the Book of Patterns, a piece of literature that you need to keep at hand while you play Loom. Steam features the best digital version of this book that can be found anywhere. Once you have downloaded it, don't bother to install the game. Instead, download some good old floppy version of the game and play it on ScummVM. You won't regret it.

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5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game is completely underrated. Despite the unfortunate downside of having no way to save, the gameplay is unique and the voice work is excellent. I would recommend this game.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
One of my favourite adventure games! The talkie version is a bit weird seeing I have only ever played the text version, but the same great story is there, along with one of the more unique interaction and puzzle systems.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
The Talkie version is not as good as the original Amiga 500 I remember as a kid. The beautiful face portraits during the cutscenes are gone and my favorite scene was removed from the game! If you got to the point where the ugly monk provokes you on expert mode you see a cutscene where Bobby kills him in a really wicked way and then jokes about it!
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This is a great game from my childhood, but as the others have mentioned, it is missing a few key elements. Most of the changes I can live with (colours, headshots), but I find I do miss the sound effects and the voiceovers are... just ok. I find talking in the game weird, to be honest. Don't get me wrong, though. This is definitely one I'm going to finish.

So, in summary:
If you're a fan of LucasArts, snap it up and play it through, and you'll be glad you did.
If you're looking for high graphics and tremendous action, move along... move along.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
A true LucasArts classic through and through. Excellent script and voice acting complements the innovative musical puzzle solving. Highly recommended to any fan of point and click adventures!
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