Framed is a 2D scrolling game featuring a side-view perspective. The DOS game was released in 1995 and features platform and puzzle elements.
In the game, the player gets framed and is thrown to a foreign jail. The player is set on a mission to escape the jail and prove his innocence.
The game features sixteen inventory items that the player can hold at an instance. Also, some of the items can be combined to solve a particular
puzzle or situation.
As the game begins, as depicted in the title, the player is seen as a prisoner. The player has to break out of the prison and prove his innocence by catching the actual culprit. The game features adventure and arcade elements such as a health bar. Whenever the player gets shot down or hit by the guards, the energy or health from the bar goes down. The player can pick numerous weapons to defend himself. Also, he can use power-ups to regain his health. Moreover, he cannot succeed in the game only based on force. He must solve numerous puzzles by using and collecting items that can be combined. The puzzles are logical, and some can even be creative. The player can solve the puzzles using strategies, and locate the real culprit. Once the culprit has been proven guilty, the player wins the game.
The game incorporates helpful built-in hints useful for adventure novices. The adventurous side-scrolling game successfully blends puzzle-solving elements and arcade into an exciting action experience.
FRAMED is a platform adventure game with a plot
that evolves as you play.
You remember working as a freelance journalist
abroad, then your memory goes Hazy, next thing
you remember is being arrested for murder and
locked up in a foreign jail.
Firstly walk left slightly until you are in front
of the cupboard, and press E. (This key examines
the things around you without changing them). Now
press SPACEBAR and open both sides of the cupboard.
(This key manipulates the things you are standing
in front of. You would use it to open doors, pull
levers, rummage amongst rubble, talk to friendly
people, or perform any other action on the things
Inside the cupboard you can now see something.
Press P to pick this up. The monitor in the bottom
left will now tell you that you are carrying a
piece of insulated cable. If you press ALT now you
will attempt to use this object at your current
location, and a message will appear telling you
that the cable is of no use here.
Walk a little further right until you are in front
of the cell door, and press SPACEBAR. You will then
be informed that the door is locked. Now walk to
the very right hand side of your cell, and pick up
the hairgrip. You will now be holding two items,
the insulated wire and the hairgrip. If you look at
the monitor on the left hand side, it is still
showing a picture of the insulated wire, however
you wish to use the hairgrip to try to pick the
lock. To select a new object to use you need to
open the Inventory Window.
At any one time you can carry up to 16 objects,
however only one object can be used at a time. In
order to select a new object you need to press
RETURN to access the Inventory Window. This window
shows all the objects you are carrying, and serves
3 purposes. You can select a new object to use, you
can examine any object you are carrying, and you
can try to combine two objects with each other. At
the moment both the white box, and the yellow box
are highlighting the insulated wire. The white box
selects the object you wish to use or examine. The
yellow box can be used to select a second object to
try to combine/use with the white box object.
Press the cursor keys now to move the white box
over each of the objects in turn, and press the E
key on each one to examine it. (Pressing E on the
game screen examines your surroundings, pressing E
on the inventory screen examines objects. Both can
give valuable clues to help you complete the game).
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