Dangerous trap, high difficulty map, and unexpected situation wait for you.
July 12, 2009 11:53 PM   Subscribe

Holdover is a difficult but compelling exploration platform game. Marie must escape from an abandoned scientific research installation, with no assistance other than recordings left by her father decades ago. Makes extensive and very good use of the "hold your breath" mechanics found in many such games. Available both in Japanese and bad English. A more reasonable English translation can be downloaded from the IndieGames weblog and dropped into the game's folder.

Has some nudity and a little blood. Recommended for ages 15+. Maps and Japanese-language walkthroughs can be found by clicking "Capture" on the Holdover home page.
posted by CrunchyFrog (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I really did enjoy expanding the LZH archive!
posted by WalterMitty at 12:39 AM on July 13, 2009

Sadly, this does not run under WINE.
posted by idiopath at 1:56 AM on July 13, 2009

Jeez, even the loading page is hard.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:02 AM on July 13, 2009

Runs on a Mac under Crossover Games, but seems to be going at about 50% of its intended speed. Until you get to a water portion, and it drops to about 1fps. Unplayable!
posted by egypturnash at 5:28 AM on July 13, 2009

Has anyone had the chance to try this in a virtual machine? VirtualBox or VMware? Thx.

Looks good, on preview.
posted by krilli at 5:55 AM on July 13, 2009

My vacuum cleaner won't run this. FAIL.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 7:08 AM on July 13, 2009

You need to update the firmware on your vacuum by holding down the power and 'suck' buttons simultaneously.
posted by device55 at 7:57 AM on July 13, 2009

device55: holding down the power and 'suck' buttons simultaneously.

Ah, so it's Windows-native.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:02 AM on July 13, 2009

Played it on my boyfriend's Windows box. Cute game, fairly fun, but man the shooter section at the end is a pain in the ass.
posted by egypturnash at 9:08 AM on July 13, 2009

When I installed the Engrish -> English file it seems to have busted the "crawl over small boxes" ability.
posted by vapidave at 2:32 PM on July 13, 2009

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