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The Gold of the Aztecs (DOS)

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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 DOS I thought I made a clean escape from the plane, but here I am, hoist by own petard. (CGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Title screen (CGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Copy protection (CGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS C'mon, that's not fair - a couple of natives I could have overcome, but an elephant in the very first room? I hate to see what follows that! (And what's an elephant doing in South America, huh?) (CGA)

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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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Blood (1791) added The Gold of the Aztecs (DOS) on Apr 10, 2005
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