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The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island

The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island ZX Spectrum Introduction

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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4.5
Amstrad CPC
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ZX Spectrum
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4.5
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Description

In terms of both interface and setting, this license was atypical of adventures at the time. Enid Blyton's Famous Five books told of jolly adventures on mysterious treasure islands played out by a group of well-mannered inquisitive youngsters. The story takes in Aunt Fanny's cottage, a fishing boat, a forest and a courtyard among other locations.

This is brought to life as an interactive fiction game, using a purely keyboard-driven interface. Descriptions are written in Blytonesque language. You can control any of the four human characters at any time, and must often swap between them. You can EXAMine and TAKE objects, TALK to people and even attack each other.

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The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amstrad CPC Title screen
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Atari ST Following aunt Fanny
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Title screen
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Kirrin cottage

Alternate Titles

  • "The Famous Five 1: Five on a Treasure Island" -- Amstrad CPC/Commodore 64 in-game title

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jun, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Datormagazin Amiga May, 1991 53 out of 100 53

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