Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (1997)
Adventure - Platformer
||Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Intrepid adventurers George and Nico are embroiled in yet another mysterious escapade of brutality, calamity and immorality in this, the sequel to the highly successful Broken Sword Shadow Of The Templars. Evil spells and brutal reprisals haunt them as they face their most sinister challenge to date. As the threatening darkness of the eclipse smothers all, the sicovery of a sinister drug ring by chance reveals an arcane power of an ancient civilization. Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals and bloody masacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Maayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy and deadly drug barons are the least of the daredevil duo's worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind! Nerve, cunning and guile are essentials in order to conquer in this compelling adventure guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and beating heart. Spectacular graphic adventure game!
The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to Circle of Blood and the second game in the Broken Sword series. The player alternately controls George Stobbart, the protagonist of the first game, and Nicole Collard, the French journalist he met in the first game and who has since become his girlfriend.
The game is entirely in 2D and gameplay is in typical point-and-click fashion. The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people and collect items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles.
The game starts with George witnessing the kidnapping of Nicole. This event eventually leads to an investigation into a conspiracy revolving around a forthcoming solar eclipse and the evil Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. The locations visited throughout the game include Paris, Marseille, London, Quaramonte, the jungle, a Caribbean environment and a zombie island. Certain locations from the previous game make a return.
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