[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Secrets of Obitus

January 12th, 2015 by Benj Edwards

Psygnosis BPS Obitus SNES Super NES RPG EGM advertisement - 1994Dare ye gaze into the sacred gems of immortality?

Here we have an ad for the Super NES port of Obitus (1994), a Psygnosis RPG for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS originally released in 1991.

I’d like to say I’ve played this one, but I can’t for the life of me remember if I actually liked it. I know I tried it, especially after first scanning this ad some years ago. Is anyone out there a fan of either the PC or SNES versions of Obitus? It sure looks cool.

[ From Electronic Gaming Monthly – November 1994, p.39]

Discussion Topic of the Week: In your opinion, what’s the best PC to video game console RPG port of the 1980s or 90s?

2 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Secrets of Obitus”

  1. Brian R Says:

    That’s tough. Most of the good console RPG’s originated there. A lot of the ports seemed incomplete or poorly thought out compared to their PC counterparts.

    I’m not sure you would classify it as an RPG, but I thought the NES port of Shadowgate was pretty good. I liked The Immortal as well, but I’ve never played the PC version.

  2. arlandi Says:

    that’s not an easy question to answer. all of PC RPGs i played uses lots of keys and some of them need mouse. and on the graphic side, PC always won. also i don’t think consoles like NES/SNES allow bloody contents like some PC RPGs have.

    but the best that i can remember is the Ultima 7 for SNES. although i only played it on an emulator not real machine.

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