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The 7th Guest: Remastered comes to Android

Take a trip down memory lane with one of the most famous computer games of all time, now available for Android phones and tablets.

Climb that famous staircase once again... MojoTouch

Want to feel old? Classic PC puzzle game The 7th Guest recently turned 20. And by "recently" I mean in 2013; it'll actually celebrate its 22nd birthday this year.

Of course, old games never die -- they just get ported to new platforms. To wit: Trilobyte and MojoTouch just released The 7th Guest: Remastered for Android. Although the math is a bit off, they're calling this a 20th Anniversary Edition.

In case you're not old enough to remember it (or even know it existed), The 7th Guest was a landmark game for many reasons. For starters, it was one of the first games ever to be released on CD-ROM, and--

Hang on. A CD-ROM is a small, shiny disc that was once used to distribute software (and hold music, but that's a different history lesson). Before that, software came on--

Hang on. Software is what we now refer to as apps, and it used to require a computer. Wow, I am so old.

Visually, The 7th Guest may be a bit long in the tooth, but the puzzles are still devilish. MojoTouch

Anyway, The 7th Guest came on a CD (two of them, actually), which probably drove a lot of people to buy new computers that had CD-ROM drives -- because the game was also notable for its then-amazing 3D-rendered graphics and integrated live-action video clips. (Yeah, we used to be really easily impressed.)

But the real draw was the puzzles: The 7th Guest was a stumper, a plot-driven collection of clues and logic puzzles that drove many a player insane (or at least online in search of a walkthrough).

So, what's "remastered" about this version? It features a new, touchscreen-oriented control system, new icons and animations, a map you can access during the game, upscaled HD graphics, your choice of four music options and a boatload of extras: a making-of featurette, a 7th Guest novelization, and so on. It's the kind of stuff you'd expect to find on a movie DVD--

Hang on. A DVD is a small, shiny disc that was once used to distribute movies and... Oh, never mind.

The 7th Guest: Remastered for Android is available from the Amazon Appstore and Google Play store. It's currently priced at $5.99.