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DescriptionAnother game in Infogrames' line of H. P. Lovecraft inspired games started by Alone In the Dark, Prisoner of Ice puts you in the role of Lt. Ryan, an American agent stationed aboard the submarine H.M.S. Victoria on a rescue mission to the Antarctic. The Victoria picks up two mysterious crates during the course of the rescue. Before you know it the Captain is eaten alive by the cargo, a horrific monster with whom you are trapped aboard the submarine. And that's just the start of your problems.
Prisoner of Ice features a very simplified version of the classic adventure game interface, where you can left click with the cursor to operate an object or right click to look at it. The program won't let you do anything with these objects, other than the few appropriate actions needed to advance the game.
- "Gevangen in het ijs" -- Dutch title
- "Call of Cthulhu: Prisoner of Ice" -- International title
Part of the Following Groups
- Games made into comics
- Inspiration: Author - H. P. Lovecraft
- Inspiration: Literature
- Setting: Interwar
|Do you wanna be a prisoner forever!? Set yourelf free!!||MAT (64161)|
|Nazis, Norweigans with speech-problems and general weirdness.||Joakim Kihlman (270)|
|Decent story, but doesn't quite cut it as an adventure game.||Alan Chan (3656)||unrated|
The Press Says
|Joystick (French)||Jun, 1995||86 out of 100||86|
|PC Games (Germany)||Jun, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks||May, 2002||80|
|Adventure Corner||Mar 04, 2008||80|
|Power Play||Jun, 1995||79 out of 100||79|
|The DOS Spirit||Sep 03, 2010||4.5 out of 6||75|
|PC Player (Germany)||Jun, 1995||74 out of 100||74|
|Jeuxvideo.com||May 05, 2011||14 out of 20||70|
|Adventure Gamers||Jul 21, 2006||70|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Question about "Prisoner of Ice" game play||3||BostonGeorge (226)
Feb 25, 2009
|Is there really Windows edition of a game?||11||Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588)
Jul 20, 2007
TriviaAs you use the computer terminal in the future, you see a cut-scene which is narrated by a "Howard Phillips Parker." This character not only bares the same name as Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the author responsible for the Cthulhu stories, but also looks conspicuously like him.
Related Web Sites
- Hints for Prisoner of Ice -- If you are stuck in POI, these hints will get you going again.
Alan Chan (3656) added Prisoner of Ice (DOS) on Nov 04, 1999
Prisoners of Computer:
Christine Allemand, Christophe Anton, Daniel Balage, Xavier Bottet, Mathieu Chaboud, Patrick Charpenet, Franck Drevon, Xavier Fournier, Josiane Girard, Fabrice Giraud, Jöel Mouclier, Dominique Peyronnet, Fabrice TêtéPrisoners of Animations:
Christine Allemand, Christophe Anton, Daniel Balage, Xavier Bottet, Mathieu Chaboud, Patrick Charpenet, Franck Drevon, Xavier Fournier