Hype: The Time Quest [N64 – Unreleased]

Hype: The Time Quest [N64 – Unreleased]

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Hype: Time Quest for the PC is certainly the best tie-in of the legendary Playmobil toy series, so it is a pity that the Nintendo 64 version, presented at the E3 98, was never released. The story of the game was about a swordsman called Hype, who was sent back in time by the Black Knight after trying to defend the King Taskan IV’s reign. Needless to say, Time quest’s gameplay was clearly inspired by Zelda, and even though it didn’t reach the complexity and the overall quality of the Nintendo game, it was especially interesting for the way the time travel affected the puzzle solving.

It seems that, aside from the split-screen multiplayer, the Nintendo 64 porting was going to be identical to the pc version.

italian_flag.jpg [spoiler /Clicca qui per la versione in Italiano/ /Nascondi la versione in Italiano/]

Hype per PC è sicuramente il miglior videogioco dedicato alla leggendaria linea di giocattoli Playmobil, ma è anche un buon titolo per i non appassionati. E’ un vero peccato quindi che la versione Nintendo 64, presentata ufficialmente all’E3 98 non sia mai stata rilasciata. Nei panni del cavaliere della corona Hype, dovevamo cercare di ritornare nel nostro tempo dopo che il cavaliere nero Barnak ci aveva spediti in un lontano passato per poter cosi eseguire più facilmente i suoi malefici piani. Inutile dire che il titolo Ubisoft è chiaramente ispirato a Zelda come struttura (la più classica degli adventure), e pur non raggiungendone ovviamente la complessità e la qualità generale, è interessante sopratutto per la modalità con cui il viaggio del tempo incide nella risoluzione degli enigmi.

La versione N64 doveva essere virtualmente identica a quella per computer ( e quindi vantare un comparto tecnicamente veramente notevole), se si omette una prevista modalità multiplayer in esclusiva per la console Nintendo..[/spoiler]

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3 thoughts on “Hype: The Time Quest [N64 – Unreleased]

  1. eSPy

    Hype: The Time Quest

    The incredible Playmobil brings you the Fortress and Middle Age worlds in Hype: The Time Quest, where your hero Hype must battle through time to face the evil Black Knight. Scintillating graphics and over 50 characters meet you on an unrestricted 3D fantasy journey where you can walk, run, jump, fly on a dragon and cast spells. Gameplay includes tournament challenges, fighting, puzzle-solving, role-playing.
    Nintendo 64, Multiplayer and PC CD-ROM, Q1-1999.
    http://web.archive.org/web/19980524022146/http://www.ubisoft.com/e398_index.html

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