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Description

In terms of both interface and setting, this license was atypical of adventures at the time. Enid Blyton's Famous Five books told of jolly adventures on mysterious treasure islands played out by a group of well-mannered inquisitive youngsters. The story takes in Aunt Fanny's cottage, a fishing boat, a forest and a courtyard among other locations.

This is brought to life as an interactive fiction game, using a purely keyboard-driven interface. Descriptions are written in Blytonesque language. You can control any of the four human characters at any time, and must often swap between them. You can EXAMine and TAKE objects, TALK to people and even attack each other.

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The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Long dark room
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Quentin's office
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Old ruined tower
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Beach

Alternate Titles

  • "The Famous Five 1: Five on a Treasure Island" -- Amstrad CPC/Commodore 64 in-game title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Jun, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Action Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Joker May, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Datormagazin May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1991 2.8 out of 12 23

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Martin Smith (63001) added The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island (Amiga) on Aug 14, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Rola (7751) and Martin Smith (63001)