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Heart of China (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Heart of China is an adventure game with a romantic theme somewhat reminiscent of films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark. Guide former WWI ace Jake Masters through 1930s Asia as he attempts to rescue the beautiful Kate Lomax, the kidnapped daughter of a ruthless American land baron. The game uses a point and click system for interaction and object manipulation, and is similar visually and gameplay-wise to Rise of the Dragon. Dialogue choices play an important role in advancing the plot. Some of the puzzles have multiple solution, and there are also optional short arcade sequences.


Heart of China DOS Master Wu's herb shop (VGA)
Heart of China DOS Game Start (VGA)
Heart of China DOS Oh, really? Well, we'll see about that!
Heart of China DOS Lucky and Kate in Istanbul (VGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "בלב סין" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Shanghai Surprise" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Shuo zhongwen ma? אולג 小奥 (168675) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
A good adventure for it's time that holds up well. RussS (781) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
The floppy-only game that feature live actors, but it should have been available on CD-ROM *Katakis* (37800) unrated
This game was too short OceansDaughter (106) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
A short, but sweet adventure. Worth playing at least once. Eurythmic (2610) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Dragon Dec, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Just Adventure Apr 28, 2004 B+ 83
Techtite 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 77 out of 100 77
Aventura y Cía Oct 10, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Gamers Feb 01, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 19, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Sep, 1991 55 out of 100 55


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With 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 version

A 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.

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Eurythmic (2610) added Heart of China (DOS) on Jul 16, 1999
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (33700) and Terok Nor (18348)