Game Classification

Through the Looking Glass Apple Computer, Apple Computer, 1984  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Through the Looking Glass This is one of the first Macintosh games released and was created in-house at Apple. It was announced at the computer's launch and was featured in the original brochure, but its release was delayed until a couple of months later. It's an action game set on a chessboard and featuring Alice from Lewis Carroll's famous novels. The board is viewed with a depth-perspective so that pieces and squares appear smaller the further away they are.

At first, 6 chess pieces are lined up at front of the board and you choose which piece you want Alice to take on the moves of. Once the game starts, Alice (seen from a behind-view) must capture all pieces on the board. All pieces will hop around in arcing moves above the board and you as Alice must click on squares that are valid to move to according to the abilities of the piece you chose at start. If you are captured, your score decreases, and increases based on the value of pieces taken. A perfect score of 999 is only possible if you allow all the pawns to become queens before capturing them.

There is an options screen if you hold your mouse pointer over the score. The Cheshire Cat appears on-screen and you can alter the game speed, flip the board upside-down or activate holes to appear randomly on chess board which capture any piece unlucky to be on that square.

The game disk also contained some extras such as fonts and a maze generator game called Amazing. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh