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The Larry-esque Al Emmo is out of luck. He travels to the forsaken valley of Anozira to meet Ivanna Lottakash, the mail-order bride of his dreams, but she dumps him when he has no cash to show. There is no other train coming for a week, but while looking for lodgings he meets the ravishing Rita Peralto, a girl he swears to make his. Looking for means to attract her attention, he discovers she is linked to the mysterious Dutchman's mine, where many men venture inside in search of its riches. He will also have to deal with his local nemesis Antonio.

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine is a humourous adventure set in a western setting. Al Emmo is fully controlled by the mouse, There is an inventory and the right mouse button cycles through actions to walk, search, talk, and pick up, use and combine items. All characters have been fully voiced and there is a soundtrack. Surprisingly, there are no highlighted hotspots, you need to interact with items and parts of the environment that look useful.

In the later parts of the game, it is possible to die and there are also a few time-based puzzles. Some situations have an adult theme, and characters you meet include a shemale, a pharmacist on drugs, a suicidal pianist, cranky Indians, and many others.


Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine Windows Title screen
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine Windows Kevin's Saloon where Al Emmo meets Rita Peralto
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine Windows Introduction sequence
Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine Windows Inside the mayor's home

Alternate Titles

  • "Эл Эммо и сокровища Золотой шахты" -- Russian spelling
  • "Al Emmo: Das Wild West Adventure - Gold, Girls & Ganoven" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Al Emmo: Das Wild West Adventure" -- German title

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User Reviews

Promising classic adventure ruined by the most agonizing lead character voice in history. Windows Ben K (23053)

Critic Reviews

Adventure Lantern Windows Jul, 2006 96 out of 100 96
Adventure Island Windows Aug 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Quandary Windows Aug, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure-Treff Windows Aug 11, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Windows Nov 29, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Apr, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2006 69 out of 100 69
GameBoomers Windows Sep, 2006 B- 67
GameStar (Germany) Windows Aug 29, 2007 45 out of 100 45
PC Powerplay Windows Aug 29, 2007 31 out of 100 31


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