& Reviewed by Neil Collins
R.M.S. Titanic by Electric Dreams is a puzzle /
adventure game. It's based on the famous sunken ship
where you lead a team to raise it from the depths of the
ocean. Apparently the map of the Titanic within the game
is based on the real locations on the original Titanic
itself. This game had me confused for a long time. After
numerous hours of playing it all finally clicked into
place and I worked my way to the end of the game. It's a
shame that all you need to do to beat the game is place
specific items at the required location. It's all a bit
silly at the end of the day. For example, to open one
door you have to find the cherry and place it on top of
the ice-cream sundae. Another door requires the ace of
spades to be dropped onto the pack of cards etc. R.M.S.
Titanic sets you up with a dark, atmospheric and
original concept but only delivers a very simple game,
which is a case of matching similar items in the correct
places. Eventually you will find the hidden buttons that
when pushed activate the flotation devices that raise
the ship to the surface. This game had the makings of a
classic, but failed miserably due to its simplistic and
linear game play. All that was needed was a bit more
thought about the puzzles themselves. Another C64 title
that fails to hit the mark.
The floatation device
...and the Titanic is
raised to the surface.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I found some maps online which helped a lot. I then
worked my way through it. A lot of it was trial and
error. It took quite a while.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Not a lot. Once the final button is pushed and you
return to the starting point, you are returned to the
surface. You then return to the media room where Sir
Elias O'Connell appears on the TV screen. A message
appears which reads 'WELL DONE, THE TITANIC ONCE MORE
RULES THE WAVES'.