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Evil Days of Luckless John (Windows)

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Evil Days of Luckless John is a mix of genres, having the point and click adventures as a main reference. It's controlled, though, using the keyboard or a gamepad, and is filled with examples from lots of genres, ranging from races in cars from the 20s to stealth, fighting and shoot ‘em up missions.

John, who has always had awful luck in every aspect of his life, finds himself one day heir of a successful casino from a distant relative. It seems that his luck has finally changed, but nothing further from reality: the Mafia is in charge of every casino in the area except for his, and now that his previous owner is dead, they are pushing to get hold of it. The game starts with John in jail, a consequence of the strings pulled by the Mafia itself.


Evil Days of Luckless John Windows Out of the casino with a couple of dollars.
Evil Days of Luckless John Windows Climbing is also present in the game.
Evil Days of Luckless John Windows Some parts require speed isntead of the ability to dodge the bullets.
Evil Days of Luckless John Windows The help system aids us in controlling the game (which is a tough task) in the first areas.

Alternate Titles

  • "Сорвать куш" -- Russian spelling
  • "Žhavé léto 3 ½" -- Czech title
  • "Raiders of the Lost Casino" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Badly written and unfunny tomimt (339) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Aug 14, 2007 76 out of 100 76
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Adventure's Planet Aug 05, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 27, 2007 55 out of 100 55
Game Watcher Jun 28, 2007 5.2 out of 10 52
Gameslave UK 2007 5 out of 10 50
Adventure-Treff Sep 14, 2007 48 out of 100 48
Game Captain Aug 11, 2007 46 out of 100 46
Adventure Classic Gaming Apr 24, 2009 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Jolt (UK) Aug 12, 2007 0.1 out of 10 1


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  • Official website (Official website with little info about the game, plus a minigame.)
kelmer44 (1185) added Evil Days of Luckless John (Windows) on Sep 02, 2007