Builderland: The Story of Melba (Amiga)

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The story of this game is quite simple, presented during the intro as a series of short scenes without words. Melba is an easy-going guitar player who is having a picnic with his girlfriend; suddenly, an ultra-strong, evil-looking character appears and kidnaps the poor girl, sailing away on his ship. The brave Melba swims after the ship, and finds a bottle with a map inside. Knowing now the way to the evil kidnapper's lair, Melba embarks on a journey without further hesitation!

The premise, the map with the "stages", and the side-scrolling view indicate a platform-type action game; in reality, however, Builderland is a puzzle game, somewhat similar to the famous Lemmings. As in Lemmings, the player has no control over the protagonist himself (except on a few occasions, when "boss" enemies must be defeated by throwing certain objects at them). Instead, the player must manipulate the environment in order to build a path for Melba, deal with the enemies, etc. Melba is for the most part entirely helpless and simply walks forward automatically. Various items such as boxes, weapons, platforms, etc., must be collected and placed properly in order to save the hero from premature death.

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Play Time Nov, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Joker Oct, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Oct, 1991 54 out of 100 54

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Kabushi (162156) added Builderland: The Story of Melba (Amiga) on Dec 09, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (162156), Terok Nor (22745) and Oleg Roschin (174050)