The Gold of the Aztecs (Atari ST)

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You are Vietnam war veteran Bret Conrad, who becomes an adventurer. Go everywhere on the world, find gold, walk in to the jungle... One day, you receive an old map about the lost city of Quetzacotl, and its cache of gold. You prepare your bag, gun, knife and let's go to the adventure !

In gameplay Gold of the Aztecs is similar to Psygnosis' Barbarian (by the same author), and you must go screen by screen to finish it. Over 140 main character movements are included. There are traps at each screen like stones or dangerous bridge.


The Gold of the Aztecs Atari ST Start menu
The Gold of the Aztecs Atari ST Stuck in the tree.
The Gold of the Aztecs Atari ST Title screen
The Gold of the Aztecs Atari ST Copy protection

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Atari ST User Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Raze Nov, 1990 81 out of 100 81
ST Format Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
Power Play Dec, 1990 26 out of 100 26


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In the options of the game, you have a gamemap and a preview to the next game from Kinetica Software - Saragossa (never released).


According to the back cover and game manual, it took:
  • 3 man years of development.
  • 7,000 frames of animation.
  • 140 hero actions (1,500 frames of animation)
  • 18,000 individual pieces of graphics
  • 600Kb of music and sound effects.
  • 8 megabytes of code and data.
  • Over 80 screens of non-stop action, interwoven with devious puzzles.
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