DescriptionKate, 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.
- "בלב סין" -- Hebrew spelling
- "Shanghai Surprise" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
- Dynamix Game Development System (DGDS) games
- Setting: Chinese
- Setting: City - Hong Kong
- Setting: Interwar
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Jul, 1991||910 out of 1000||91|
|Play Time||Sep, 1991||90 out of 100||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Jul, 1991||10.2 out of 12||85|
|Just Adventure||Apr 28, 2004||B+||83|
|Aventura y Cía||Oct 10, 2002||60|
|Adventure Gamers||Feb 01, 2008||60|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||Feb 19, 2008||60|
|Power Play||Sep, 1991||55 out of 100||55|
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CastWith 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 versionA 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.
Related Web Sites
- Heart of China - FAQs & Guides (from Gamefaqs.com)
- Heart of China Hints (These hints will help you solve the game on your own without spoiling it for you.)
- Heart of China Walkthroughs (on The Spoiler Centre)
- Walkthrough (Step by step solution to the game)