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App description: You may try "iGADGET LITE" for free before you explore the complete GADGET world.

GADGET ~past as future~ is rebirth on iOS. Originally released in 1997, Materials comes from 4 CD-ROMs have been packed as a application. You can enjoy movie-like experience.

STORY
and in the end a comet collided with the planet
Starting from West End Hotel, Room 306. The mystery man Slowslop waiting for you in the lobby. A photograph Find the Scientists! Aboard the train you talk with scientists and other passengers from whom you collect information and gadgets that will keep you on the go. While following in the tracks of Horselover, the facts concerning a comet that is fast approaching earth, the existence of a small spaceship called the Ark and other unexpected developments gradually come to light.

FEATURES
Huge Volume
GADGET -Past as Future-(Complete Edition), originally released in 1997,has been completely ported as iPhone/iPad application. Materials comes from 4 CD-ROMs have been packed as a application. You can enjoy movie-like experience.
Well Optimized for iPhone/iPad
You can stroll or control machines which is important in this story with your touch or swipe action.
Auto saving
You last point is automatically saved. So, you don't have to worry about losing your data.
Also, you can save your favorite point up to 3.
Hint Pages
Hint pages will not only help you when you are lost or don't know what to do next, also help to enjoy a world of GADGET deeply.

@ Due to large (1.12GB) file size, you need to connect WiFi or LAN to download this application.

ImNoSuperMan's comments:




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Description
GADGET ~past as future~ is rebirth on iOS. Originally released in 1997, Materials comes from 4 CD-ROMs have been packed as a application. You can enjoy movie-like experience.

STORY
…and in the end a comet collided with the planet
Starting from West End Hotel, Room 306. The mystery man Slowslop waiting for you in the lobby. A photograph – “Find the Scientists!” Aboard the train you talk with scientists and other passengers from whom you collect information and gadgets that will keep you on the go. While following in the tracks of Horselover, the facts concerning a comet that is fast approaching earth, the existence of a small spaceship called the Ark and other unexpected developments gradually come to light.

FEATURES
◆Huge Volume
“GADGET -Past as Future-(Complete Edition)”, originally released in 1997,has been completely ported as iPhone/iPad application. Materials comes from 4 CD-ROMs have been packed as a application. You can enjoy movie-like experience.
◆Well Optimized for iPhone/iPad
You can stroll or control machines which is important in this story with your touch or swipe action.
◆Auto saving
You last point is automatically saved. So, you don't have to worry about losing your data.
Also, you can save your favorite point up to 3.
◆Hint Pages
Hint pages will not only help you when you are lost or don't know what to do next, also help to enjoy a world of GADGET deeply.

@ Due to large (1.12GB) file size, you need to connect WiFi or LAN to download this application.
03-23-2011, 08:16 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,761
Myst/Riven style adventure puzzle game? I've never heard of this one.

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03-23-2011, 08:16 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 843
1.12 GB ?! What did you know .. Haha xD
03-23-2011, 07:06 PM
#4
This was mentioned on gamesetwatch recently. What's a bit confusing if you look at the description in the app store is that if you have an iphone 4, you have to shell out for the HD version for higher resolution (which, it's worth noting, they don't explicitly state is retina either) when I was under the impression that HD generally meant the ipad version only.

The review linked to the wikipedia article of the original seem to indicate there's not much in the way of puzzles, it's more a visual novel than genuinely a game.

Still, I'm a bit tempted by the quote from Del Toro:

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When the CD-ROM games arrived for Mac and PC, I found some masterpieces. There was a Japanese game called Gadget that was very influential on movies like Dark City and The Matrix.