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9: The Last Resort
1-Click XP Vista
Windows 7 Installer
(GT Interactive 1996)
My games are genuine, install in one step, look, sound and play in XP, Vista, and Windows 7 like they did in the old days, or your money
This sale includes the original game CD. Complete electronic documentation is also included.
The box is pictured for reference and is not included.
I will also provide a compatibility CD that will allow the game to run under XP, Vista and Windows 7.
One step: Insert the CD and the game will work on your computer. Done. Yes, it's that simple.
Want to play? Click the icon. Want the game off your computer? Click Uninstall. Zero hassle.
Complete Satisfaction Guarantee:
Free and timely technical support is always an e-mail away.
In the extremely rare event I cannot get this title to work on your system I will take it back for a full refund. All I ask is minimal assistance
from you during the troubleshooting process.
9: The Last Resort brought together three intriguingly disparate celebrities: Cher, Christopher Reeve, and Jim Belushi, who made their multimedia
debuts in this twisted game. The game itself is a puzzle-pondering, mansion-exploring mystery similar to The 7th Guest.
That 9 is such an unqualified success can be credited to the admirable restraint of its creators. Produced by Robert De Niro's Tribeca
Interactive and partly inspired by Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith (who provide the voices of the crustaceanlike twins), 9 could easily
have been cluttered with the sludgy live-action sequences that doomed the big-budget games of the era. While the stars do a great job in the
game, and make it much more fun to experience, the real star of the show is album illustrator Mark Ryden (Michael Jackson's Dangerous,
Aerosmith's Pump), whose creepy, yet mesmerizing, set designs conjure up an animated cross between the disturbing styles of David Lynch and David
Here's the scenario that greets you as you enter an abandoned hotel called the Last Resort: You are pestered by a gnome in a toy airplane, voiced
by Belushi like a New York cabdriver on speed; solicit puzzle-solving advice from a New Age fortune-teller named Isadora, spoken by Cher in a
ghostly monotone; and, occasionally, tune in to a ghostly narrative by departed proprietor Thurston Last, delivered by the late Christopher
Reeve, whose halting, postaccident delivery was, sadly, all too well suited to the macabre material.
Even compared with today's artisitc masterpieces, 9 has an extremely strong visual appeal, particularly the otherworldly props, which range from
nightmarish (a puke green pillar with blinking eyes) to nostalgic (a creaky, old-fashioned steam boiler) to laugh-out-loud ridiculous (a pair of
wisecracking tiki statues). Ryden's vision is so consistently original, in fact, that the so-called Dali Room is a letdown — once you've seen a
pulsing embryo on a stick, it's hard to get jazzed by a simulacrum, however well rendered, of that old-timey surrealism.
Fortunately, 9's gameplay equal its strange beauty. Many of the puzzles have musical themes (playing the correct sequence on a pipe organ,
arranging a row of chanting African masks) and are challenging without being impossibly difficult; you can often find the crucial clue simply by
exploring. And the on-screen controls go way beyond the usual point and click: You can push and pull levers and fold back the canvases of
paintings on the walls. All this amounts to a highly absorbing interactive experience and it is no surpise the game maintains a following to this
Note: My compatibility CD does not alter the retail game or bypass copy protection. It allows the original media to install and run correctly on any modern version of Windows.
On May-01-12 at 22:58:37 PDT, seller added the following information: