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The Lost Tribe

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Educational
MobyRank MobyScore
Apple IIgs
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DOS
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4.1
Macintosh
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Description

In The Lost Tribe you get to go back in time and lead a prehistoric tribe to a new homeland. When the volcano that your tribe has always called "home" explodes and molten lava engulfs your village at its base, you have little choice but to assume command of your frightened tribe and seek out a different place to live. This means providing for your tribe's food, shelter, safety, and general happiness all along the way.

Six different scenarios provide a variety of challenges for players of various skill levels. The game's educational side is present in teaching the player about prehistoric cultures, artifacts, and mythology.

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The Lost Tribe DOS Even Cavemen Have Politics
The Lost Tribe DOS Menu Screen
The Lost Tribe DOS Title Screen
The Lost Tribe DOS Intro Screen

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A fun little edutainment program in the tradition of Oregon Trail. DOS PCGamer77 (3028)

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Trivia

There is another scenario where one of the characters will approach you with some "breadstuffs" he picked from a tree. The breadstuff looks a great deal like spagetti in the picture. This is a reference to a well-known April Fool's joke broadcast by the BBC on April 1, 1957 in which "Swiss" people were shown harvesting spagetti from trees. The BBC broadcast is documented in detail at the following site: http://www.snopes.com/holidays/april/aprlfool.htm#bbc.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3028) and Kabushi (121658)