Gruesome Castle: Gee Whiz! Mystery Club (cancelled) Gee Whiz! Entertainment 1998

This was to be a 3D adventure game for 3Dfx based PC's and a follow up to the developer's previous adventure Flight of the Amazon Queen before the game was cancelled. It concerned the exploits of Jake and Anna King and their pals Skip, Wendy, Brad and Jeepers the dino-monkey. Together they form the Gee Whiz! Mystery Club - an adventurous gang of teens who travel the world solving mysteries. Their latest adventure brings them to England where they are to visit their cousin Edward at Gruesome Castle. Upon arriving they quickly discover that Edward has gone missing and that the castle is haunted. It's up to our intrepid team to solve the riddle of the ghost and uncover the dark mystery of Gruesome Castle. The game is light heartedly modeled after the classic Saturday Morning cartoon shows of the 60's and 70's, such as Scooby Doo. There are no pre-rendered backgrounds - all characters and locations are completely polygonal. Players can use their binoculars to zoom in on action taking place miles away - perhaps peering through the window of an unreachable building to see clues that aren't visible to the naked eye. Players can explore a large castle with scores of rooms, including a Dungeon, Hedge Maze, Vast Underground Catacombs and a Spooky graveyard. Each location is very large with dozens of characters and objects to interact with. There's witty dialog via a conversation system that allows you to talk to all the game characters. The inventory system lets you examine and manipulate all of the items that you find during your adventure. The ability to read books allows you to read from the extensive library and uncover the dark secrets of Gruesome Castle. Dynamic cameras in every room give a cinematic feel to game play with pans, tilts and dollies. Players can change from the default mode to any of the many alternative viewing modes allowing them to place the camera where they want it. It includes a Bonus Mystery Quest mode where you seek out the Mystery Club Bonus Items that are hidden throughout the locations. Recovering all the Bonus Items reveals a secret room. Look around mode allows you to look at the 3D location from any angle.
3DFX Level Demo ~3.2MB ( uploaded by Meddle)

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