Total Eclipse 2: The Sphinx Jinx, ZX Spectrum

Published by Incentive Software in 1991, Total Eclipse 2: The Sphinx Jinx is a direct follow-up to the 1988 Freescape classic, Total Eclipse.

It plays similarly to its predecessor, but with a more contained set of puzzles/rooms available to the player.

Graphically Total Eclipse 2 is more interesting than the first game. The polygonal environments are more complex and interesting in their construction, and the puzzles a bit more straightforward.

I did look around for a manual for this game, to find out what the story was, but I couldn’t find anything on the internet.

Total Eclipse 2 was released commercially, I believe, although 1991 was the tail end of the ZX Spectrum‘s commercial lifespan, so wouldn’t have sold much.

It was given away free on a Your Sinclair magazine cover tape in April 1992, though, so would have received some much-deserved love from the Speccy faithful.

If anyone does find a manual for this game, please let me know. I’m curious to read it. 🙂

More: Total Eclipse on Wikipedia

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