An unfortunate band of people searching for a new life have been ravaged by an unseen evil lurking in the darkness. A mysterious stranger has come to help the settlers in the desolated Western frontier. Using your bravery along with anything you find along the way, journey forward to fill your vow to the helpless frontiersmen.
The long-awaited Silverload by Vic Tokai is a "hot-spot," point-and-click adventure with a sinister feel. Journey through the Old West searching for clues and other objects that will help you along your way to solve the mysterious riddle.
Begin your adventure in the temporary camp set up by the three individuals who have just had a horrifying experience with the evil forces. Each of these people has plenty to say to you, much of which is useful information that will begin to give you an idea of what you are up against. Interaction with the semi-friendly people is accomplished by using the Mouth icon to exchange information with them. After you loot the camp of information and supplies, get on your way to finding the frightening ghost town called Silverload.
Control and interaction in the world is a bit uncomfortable at first, but soon enough the player becomes familiar with the interface buttons, and the game begins to liven up. There are specialized buttons for looking, using and taking objects as well as a good sized inventory for storing your acquired items. Interacting with the "hotspots" on the landscape is another confusing feature. In some areas, players have to scroll through the predetermined stop locations to get the screen to scroll to the side. This will offer more points for the player to click on and therefore open more paths to choose from.
For the gamer who is tired of the humor in DiscWorld and is looking for the same style of adventure with a sinister feel, Silverload fits the bill. Fast game interaction and plenty of artistic scenes and cinemas await daring adventurers. Muster up all your bravery and imagination to try to solve the mystery of the doomed town of Silverload.
- MANUFACTURER - Vic Tokai
- THEME - Adventure
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
Point-and-click just got more interesting. In Silverload, you investigate a young boy's disappearance. All clues lead to the town Silverload, run by a maniacal preacher. The citizens are more bark than bite, however, as you hunt for clues in the werewolf-infested hick town.
The static graphics have interesting highlights, like rendered vultures. But poor illustrations run rampant, and the few gory scenes are brief.
The sound isn't bad, just offensive. The stereotypical Chinese and Mexican voiceovers are in poor taste.
Silverload's FunFactor definitely competes with other games. A weekend rental, and you'll be howling for joy.
- To get the werewolf's tools, fill the bucket from the well with the slain pig's blood. Give the werewolf the blood.
- Block your door with the chair, or the werewolves will devour you.
There's some strange goings-on in the Old Western town of Silverload. You're a bounty hunter who's about to find out just how strange. You've been hired by settlers to find their kidnapped son -no small task since J monsters apparently lurk in the local mine.
In this one-player graphic role-playing adventure, you must unravel the town's secrets. Using point-and-click menus, you figure out such things as the preacher's identity, the location of the missing boy, and what werewolflike monsters are doing in Silverload.
The hot, suffocating wind kicks up a I stinging dust cloud that blurs your vision and whips your body.You step into the corner store for shelter and ask for something cold to wrap your chapped lips around, something to quench the burning desert in your throat.The clerk looks at you suspiciously and annoyingly informs you that you're inside a video-game store and you'd better buy something or get the heck out of Dodge.You look around and find a box marked "Silver Load." "What is this game about?" you ask hoarsely.The clerk cackles and smiles evilly, then he begins his story. Stranger, you'll find yourself on the outskirts of a town called Silver Load, hired by some settlers with moderate-to-bad western accents who claim their children were kidnapped by the monsters who reside there.There is a sinister secret to be discovered there and an evil that's so evil that it deserves to be called evil! There's a mysterious preacher who has a sinister plan, sinister mind and, although I've never seen him, I'm sure he has a sinister appearance! Hahahahaha!" You have a choice of starting your adventure by buying the game now or waiting for the RPG Attack review coming next issue! Hahaha!
If you thought Resident Evil was a bloody horror experience, wait till you play Silverload. The games share a common theme, but their play elements are totally different from each other. Silverload is a point-and-click adventure title with an occasional shooting game thrown in.
You play the role of a wandering gunslinger-type guy who has found himself in the middle of something sinister.The game opens with you huddled around a campfire with a lonesome traveler. He tells how bandits kidnapped his son and the children of his caravan mates. He tells you of a town called Silverload where staying longer than you need to is not advisable. He took his son with him to Silverload for supplies and they were attacked when they got back. After you talk with the other members of this troupe, you head into the town.
The atmosphere is eerie and the graphics are not for the squeamish. There are rotting corpses, rotting animals and many other icky things in various states of decay.The town is sparsely populated and if you had neighbors like these, you'd be pretty anxious to hit the trail too.
You control the game by pointing at "hot" spots that allow you to select a direction or receive information. You'll also need to gather items and use them in specific locations, some are pretty obvious, while others are considerably more complex.
Death isn't shy about rearing its head in Silverload so be prepared to bite the dust a lot. Don't forget to save often and make sure you have a memory card. Silverload is highly entertaining and has a degree of difficulty that will keep you playing for a while. The only downside is the replay factor, but you can always play to get 100 percent items which has a little bonus ending scene, or simply to revisit the place known as Silverload whenever you need to feel the hairs on your neck stand on end.
To help you get around, make a map of the town and surrounding areas. It's also smart to keep notes of places where items might be used.This will help you look for something that might solve a puzzle later on.
Make sure you talk to everybody and ask them every question. Items can sometimes be acquired merely by asking.There are, however, times when you should watch what you say--when talking to the Sheriff, for instance.