Gadget: Invention, Travel, & Adventure is a CD-ROM-based adventure game for the Pippin Atmark console.[1]


Gadget: Invention, Travel, & Adventure was first released in November 1993 by Synergy Interactive for the FM Towns, a PC variant from Fujitsu that was popular at the time in Japan.[2][3]

The Pippin port was released in 1996 by Bandai Digital Entertainment in Japan.[1] A memory module with at least 2MB of RAM must be added to the default console configuration for the game to run.[4] It is considered a spiritual continuation of director Haruhiko Shono's work on L-Zone, which itself was also ported to the Pippin platform.[3]

In 1997, an updated special edition was released as Gadget: Past as Future for PlayStation.[5] It was released as a hybrid disc for Macintosh and Windows in Japan by Synergy Works (シナジーワークス) and internationally in 1998 by Cryo Interactive.[6][7] However, this version omits puzzle games from the original and replaces spoken dialog with text.[8] An iOS version, titled iGadget HD, was released by NTT Resonant on March 23, 2011.[9]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Pippin software (Japanese), Atmark Channel. Archived 1997-06-29.
  2. Gadget: Invention, Travel & Adventure Releases, MobyGames. Accessed 2017-04-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gadget: Invention, Travel, & Adventure, New Games Magazine. 2008-04-01. Accessed 2017-04-24.[DEAD LINK]
  4. Adding Memory to the Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2016-07-30.
  5. Gadget: Past as Future, VGArchive. Accessed 2017-04-24.
  6. GADGET ~Past as Future~ (Japanese), VCDS. Accessed 2018-09-28.
  7. Gadget: Past as Future by Ryan McSwain, Hardcore Gaming 101. 2011-04-25.
  8. Gadget: Past as Future by Fien, Adventure Gamers. 2013-03-14.
  9. iGadget HD (iOS), Metacritic. 2011-03-23.

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