Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
2.6
SNES
...
3.5
Windows
...
4.1
Not an American user?

Description

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is based on the Belgian comic book of the same name. The basic plotline is the same: Professor Cuthbert Calculus gets kidnapped and the player, in the role of Tintin, needs to rescue him. The rest is more loosely adapted: in contrast to the comic, which is mostly based in Peru, this game offers many different locations all over the world.

The gameplay itself is a typical platforming action: Tintin walks through the levels while avoiding the enemies. Pretty much everyone, e.g. little girls and security guards, is out to hurt Tintin who has no means of defending himself. This means the most important aspect is learning enemy placements, their patterns and how to avoid them. But he has to hurry because of the time limit. Required for success is the usage of the two playing plains: from the player's perspective in the foreground and further towards the background. Tintin can switch between the two at any time.

Screenshots

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun SNES Language selection screen
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun SNES Hit the snake before it bites you!
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun DOS Language options
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun SNES Canooing through the jungle.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tintin: Solens Tempel" -- Swedish title
  • "Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun" -- Informal name
  • "Tim und Struppi: Der Sonnentempel" -- German title
  • "Les Aventures de Tintin: Le Temple du Soleil" -- French title
  • "Las Aventuras de Tintin: El Templo del Sol" -- Spanish title
  • "Kuifje: De Zonnetempel" -- Dutch title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1997 1.75 out of 6 85
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Mar 11, 2011 14 out of 20 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

Origin

The game is based on the popular Tintin comics, created, written, and illustrated by Georges Remy, alias Herge, who is also the father of such series as Jo, Zette et Jocko and Quick & Flupke.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20697), monkeyislandgirl (8762) and MAT (66286)