Released in 1993 – The 7th Guest was one of the first CD-ROM based games I ever played (on a friend’s 1x CD-ROM drive which was a caddy loader). This was the first of the infamous ‘interactive movie’ games. It places you in a creepy house built by an insane toymaker – and has you solve a number of little puzzles – with a slowly evolving and definitely twisted story line:
This game is ‘playable’ under Virtual PC. The sound is not the greatest – and the video jerks here and there – but the game is still completable. It should automatically detect the correct settings to use when installed under straight DOS – I had some problems with the mouse when I tried to run it under a Windows 98 virtual machine.