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Heart of China (Amiga)

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Description

Kate, the daughter of a wealthy businessman named E.A. Lomax, is abducted by a Chinese warlord named Li Deng near Chengdu, where she was volunteering as a nurse. Lomax recruits the former World War I fighter pilot Jake "Lucky" Masters for a dangerous mission: travel to Hong-Kong, locate a mysterious ninja, and find a way to infiltrate Li Deng's fortress and rescue Kate.

Heart of China is an adventure game with a romantic theme somewhat reminiscent of films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark. The game is set during the 1930's in China as well as a few other locations. It uses a simple point-and-click system for interaction and object manipulation, and is very similar visually and gameplay-wise to Rise of the Dragon.

Some of the tasks in the game have multiple solutions, allowing the player to pursue different methods and choose different responses in branching dialogues. However, some choices may lead to the protagonist's death or bring the investigation to a dead end. There are also a few arcade sequences, which can be skipped if the player fails to complete them after several tries. The game utilizes digitized photos of live actors superimposed on hand-painted graphics.

Screenshots

There are no Amiga screenshots for this game.

There are 39 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "בלב סין" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Shanghai Surprise" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Mar, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Feb, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Datormagazin Feb 27, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Mar, 1992 47 out of 100 47

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Trivia

Cast

With a cast of nearly 100 actors, Heart of China was ahead of its time in some respects. Dynamix hero Damon Slye can be found among the cast members.

EGA version

A 16-color EGA version (and, included, 2-color CGA/MCGA version) was produced but rarely distributed. Screenshots of said versions are included in MobyGame's Screenshots section for this game.

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POMAH (35030) added Heart of China (Amiga) on Sep 26, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Eurythmic (2584) and Terok Nor (19024)