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Heart of China

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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 Inside a rather shady shop (VGA)
Heart of China DOS Walking down the dusty streets. (VGA)
Heart of China DOS This lady good use a good long stay a the local funny farm.
Heart of China DOS Here come the royal guards! (VGA)

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Shuo zhongwen ma? DOS אולג 小奥 (168604)
A good adventure for it's time that holds up well. DOS RussS (781)
The floppy-only game that feature live actors, but it should have been available on CD-ROM DOS *Katakis* (37795)
This game was too short DOS OceansDaughter (106)
A short, but sweet adventure. Worth playing at least once. DOS Eurythmic (2610)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Amiga Feb, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Just Adventure Macintosh Apr 28, 2004 B+ 83
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 77 out of 100 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 70 out of 100 70
Aventura y Cía DOS Oct 10, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play DOS Sep, 1991 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 47 out of 100 47


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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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Contributed to by Eurythmic (2610), POMAH (33052) and Terok Nor (18323)