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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 Amstrad CPC Starting location image (disk version)
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amstrad CPC Story intro
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amstrad CPC Starting location
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amstrad CPC Title screen

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Alternate Titles

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

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Martin Smith (62888) added The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island (Amstrad CPC) on Aug 14, 2005
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