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Flight of the Amazon Queen (DOS)

74
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Walks on the fine line between Monkey Island and Indiana Jones without falling. micnictic (385) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A-Game Cult Classic drbriefs (4) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A solid and well-executed adventure. RussS (781) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Truly one of the best games ever made. Antti Rantakolmonen (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (36 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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90
GameHippo.com
Flight of the Amazon Queen is definitely not to be missed by any adventurer, but recommended to any other gamer - except little children, due to some sexual innuendos here and there (but nothing big, don't worry - this is not Leisure Suit Larry).
85
PC Team
Humour décapant, ambiance complètement loufoque. Difficulté vraiment progressive et jamais insurmontable.
83
The DOS Spirit
Det vil være feil å kalle Flight of the Amazon Queen et seriøst eventyr, selv om presentasjonen er langt over par sammenlignet med en drøss andre på midten av 90-tallet. Forestill deg heller et dampende slør av B-filmer, og du begynner å nærme deg sannheten. Det tar aldri seg selv spesielt høytidelig, noe som snarere er et varemerke enn en svakhet. En av grunnene til at eventyrfantaster fortsatt klemmer dette minst like mye til kroppen som andre kjente klassikere som Monkey Island, Sam 'n Max, King's Quest og Simon The Sorcerer.
80
Joystick (French)
Même si l'on a une impression de déjà vu en jouant à ce soft, on n'en apprécie pas moins la substance et on commence à l'aimer au bout d'une demi-heure. Il possède une longue durée de vie, mais ne parvient tout de même pas au niveau de Guilty ou de Discworld, les deux grands jeux d'aventure du moment.
80
High Score
Som jag nämnde i början av texten är Flight of the Amazon Queen ganska enkelt att klara. Det enda jag igentligen hade problem med (och som de flesta Amazon Queen-spelare förmodligen kommer att ha) visade sig kunna lösas med en enkel knapptryckning. Detta till trots, Flight of the Amazon Queen är ett mycket stort äventyrsspel som bjuder på stunder av god underhållning, mycket god till och med, och även rutinerade äventyrare kommer att ha roligt framför datorn med det här spelet.
80
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
Overall, I would recommend this game but with reservations related to technology. I think that there are a lot of younger computer users out there who have never had to deal with DOS issues, and unless you are comfortable with older technology or really like to fiddle with drivers and configurations and what not, you should probably avoid this game. I think it would be difficult, if not impossible, to actually get it to run under Windows 95 or 98, in either a DOS box or with a DOS reboot, but don't take my word as gospel. If you think you can get it to run, I would recommend it most heartily. Even without the sound effects and voices, I enjoyed Flight of the Amazon Queen a lot.
80
Quandary
Flight of the Amazon Queen from Australian developers Interactive Binary Illusions is described as "an irreverent pastiche of the adventure serials that were popular during the 1940's". It is certainly that, and more. It pays homage not only to adventure serials, but also to adventure games. In particular, the influence of LucasArts' Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is very noticeable. The humour, whilst not side-splitting is very much tongue-in-cheek and pokes gentle fun, with the net result that you play through much of the game with a smile on your face.
71
Power Play
Die Mischung ist mindestens seit Indy-Zeiten beliebt und bewährt: - Man nehme einen kaltschnäuzigen jungen Mann, eine Damsel in Distress, einen zutraulichen, aber einseitig gebildeten Freund und zur Garnierung ein paar Nazis. Hier hat man aber Konzessionen an den deutschen Markt machen müssen. Aus der Floda GmbH wurde die Fleda GmbH und alles, was an die braunen Horden erinnert, wurde entsprechend abgemildert. Wo man allerdings die Sorgfalt gehörig schleifen ließ, ist die deutsche Sprachausgabe. Schlimmer geht‘s nimmer. Hier hat man noch nicht einmal eine Laienspieltruppe verpflichtet, sondern ein Häuflein. das sich getrost “Lustige Dilettanten“ nennen darf. Alleine die nöligcoole Stimme Kings, die Schwierigkeiten hat, die Zähne auseinanderzubekommen. ist schon einen Turkey-Award wert. Ärgerlich ist auch das unübersichtliche Inventory, das niemals den kompletten Tascheninhalt anzeigt, sondern immer nur vier Gegenstände.
71
PC Player (Germany)
Amazon Queen ist kaum das Bollwerk kühner Geniestreiche, an dem Freaks monatelang knabbern werden. Die Puzzles sind einfach gestrickt, nachvollziehbar und nie zu abgehoben. Alles in allem ein Adventure, durch das man sich ganz gerne spielt, ohne dabei in Euphorie zu verfallen. Sympathisch, aber nicht weltbewegend.
70
Adventure Gamers
Adventurers, eh? They never set out to get involved in stopping plots for world domination. Usually they're just the average guy or girl on the street, living life as best they can. Somehow they meet a strange person and in the click of a finger find themselves fighting Nazis, saving Holy Grails, defeating evil of all shapes and sizes, finding lost cities...the list goes on and on. Sadly the number of poorly done adventure games is almost as long. So where does Flight of the Amazon Queen fit in? Is it comparable to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis? Or perhaps - I shudder at the thought - another Secret Mission? Let's have a look.
64
PC Games (Germany)
Was kann da noch großartig schiefgehen, wenn man sich als Programmierer an den LucasArts-Standards orientiert? Erschreckend viel - Flight of the Amazon Queen beweist einmal mehr, daß zwischen "Gut gemeint" und "Gut gemacht" ein himmelweiter Unterschied besteht: Animationen und Grafik auf dem Stand von 1993, mäßig übersetzte Dialoge ohne Saft und Kraft, null Gags, vorhersehbare Puzzles und die unprofessionellste deutsche Sprachausgabe seit langem lassen die Motivation dahinkränkeln.
40
World Village (Gamer's Zone)
While "Flight of the Amazon Queen" is reasonably entertaining adventure game fare, and as a spoof it does have its humorous moments, it has its limitations as a truly enjoyable game. Because of its simplicity, it is not likely to be much fun to play again and again, and the characters are only superficially amusing. The graphics are not particularly stunning, and the plot, once solved, doesn't provide enough branching to give you many options next time around. However, it is relatively inexpensive, and as such, has the opportunity to provide some limited entertainment.