Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Essential Myth

Status: No Download, Findability: 1/5

Another missing title, flagged up to us thanks to JazzGhostrider and mentioned as coming soon to the Commodore 64 in ACE magazine. The game was a graphic text adventure game produced by The Essential Myth, who had also produced Book of the Dead for CRL.

As you may have guessed, the adventure was based on the hideous exploits of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and was this time being self published by The Essential Myth in 1988. The game was reviewed in ACE magazine issue 13 for the ZX Spectrum and got a reasonable score overall. There was criticism regarding the price of the game.

Although the ZX Spectrum version was released, editions for the Atari ST, CPC and Commodore 64 never seemed to make it. The Atari ST edition did eventually surface in 1991 via Zenobi Software.

So what happened to the CPC + C64 editions? Did they ever get started and do they still exist? We assume that the C64 edition would have been created by the same person who did the C64 conversion of Book of the Dead – though the game is only credited to “The Essential Myth”.

If you know anything more, please do get in touch.

Contributions: JazzGhostrider, Stephen Stuttard

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