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 1993 by Synergy Interactive for the FM Towns, a PC variant from Fujitsu that was popular at the time in Japan.[2]

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.[3] It is considered a spiritual continuation of director Haruhiko Shono's work on L-Zone, which itself was also ported to the Pippin platform.[2]

In 1997, an updated special edition was released as Gadget: Past as Future for PlayStation and was distributed internationally in 1998 by Cryo Interactive.[4][5] However, this version omits puzzle games from the original and replaces spoken dialog with text.[6] An iOS version, titled iGadget HD, was released by NTT Resonant on March 23, 2011.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pippin software, Bandai Digital Entertainment, Japan. Archived 1997-06-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gadget: Invention, Travel, & Adventure, New Games Magazine. 2008-04-01.
  3. Adding Memory to the Pippin (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2016-07-30.
  4. Gadget: Past as Future, VGArchive.
  5. Gadget: Past as Future by Ryan McSwain, Hardcore Gaming 101. 2011-04-25.
  6. Gadget: Past as Future by Fien, Adventure Gamers. 2013-03-14.
  7. iGadget HD (iOS), Metacritic. 2011-03-23.

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