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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth DOS The title screen


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Atari ST

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Not a direct adaption but rather a sequel of the novel from Jules Verne, this game took you deep below into the realms of boredom and frustration. Amiga Matthias Ernst (4)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 2 3.6
Atari ST 2 4.6
Commodore 64 1 5.0
DOS 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 6 4.4

The Press Says

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DOSThe One
Possibly the better version of the three, this still lacks excitement or atmosphere. What it does have is a raunchy sampled tune at the beginning (it's scratchy, but still really surprising) and some excellent static illustrations in EGA mode.
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
It's certainly a well-structured game, but lacks sufficient content to keep you hooked. When it's completed and the route is known, it will offer little to keep you coming back.
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
This is a disappointingly uncomplicated game after the superbly involving Joan of Arc.
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Same not very wonderful game, but with slightly better looking graphics and some better sound.
DOSComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Nice looking CGA (for once not using the blue and purple palette) and a decent EGA but deficient in gameplay stakes.
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
This is a disappointingly uncomplicated game after the superbly involving Joan of Arc.
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Ambitious mix of Strategy and Arcade let down by thin game play. Sampled sound and digitized pics show that Rainbow Arts were trying but there is nothing else of interest to the hardened gamesplayer.
AmigaThe One
Sharper and clearer than the Atari version, this one is still probably the greatest disappointment of all, running at speeds far slower than the machine is capable of.
Atari STThe One
And while digitised pictures may be pretty and impressive, when you've seen them once or twice, that's easily enough. It quickly becomes tedious waiting for them to load before being able to progress further into the game. The disk-changing isn't excessive, but it's still boring have to wait for bits and pieces of the program to load, especially when they're irrelevant to the gameplay.
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die JOURNEY ist ein überflüssiges Programm, das nicht im geringsten an die Roman-Vorlage erinnern läßt. Man muß sich schon etwas mehr einfallen lassen, um aus ‘ner guten Idee und Spitzengrafiken ein Durchschnittsprogramm - vom Hit will ich erst gar nicht reden - zu entwickeln!
AmigaPower Play
Doch insgesamt bleibt “Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde“ ein düsteres Stück Software, das bei mir eher die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Papierkorbs antritt. Am ehesten noch ein Fall für Einsteiger, da die Anleitung und alle Texte auf dem Bildschirm ins Deutsche übersetzt wurden.