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Description

Maupiti Island is a nonlinear police investigation with graphics in 2D and is the sequel to Mortville Manor.

Whilst famous detective Jerome Lange is at sea, a cyclone (Harry) approaches and obliges his ship to put in at Maupiti Island until the weather calms. Then, as if things were not bad enough already, a woman called Marie disappears from the island! Lange gives up on his holiday to investigate, and discovers many hidden secrets lurking beneath the surface of Maupiti Island.

Screenshots

Maupiti Island Atari ST
Maupiti Island DOS The well - this is the scenery which made me think: wow, I have to try such a beautiful game...
Maupiti Island DOS Another dialogue - this time displaying the other available actions from a menu
Maupiti Island DOS Hmm, are you sure you want to memorize this?..

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User Reviews

Dangerous and challenging.. DOS Mark Papadakis (30)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Amiga Jul, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Génération 4 DOS Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 81 out of 100 81
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1991 504 out of 1000 50
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 40 out of 100 40
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1991 40 out of 100 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Game freezes when I try to read anything 5 Nowhere Girl (1827)
Oct 13, 2014

Trivia

Cancelled sequel

Starting in 1991, Lankhor prepared a third case for detective Jérôme Lange. The game's working title: Suriya. Set in a tranquil monastery in Japan, the adventure (design: Sylvian Bruchon) featured the Maupiti Island interface and graphics by Stephane Polard (look at Lankhor.net for samples). Suriya was scheduled for release in summer 1993.
In early 1993, however, Lankhor published its prestigious project Black Sect. The game turned out a massive flop, selling only a few thousand copies. As a consequence, Suriya was canceled a couple of months before its completion.

Demo mode

Maupiti Island features a demo mode. Press ALT on the title screen to watch the computer play for you. Don't get your hopes too high, though: the demo is terribly slow and doesn't give away the solution to any puzzle - except for one little hint.

Speech

It uses the voice synthesis for all the dialogues (50 minutes of dialogues). A soundblaster its is not necessary to benefit from the dialogues.

Information also contributed by -Chris.

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Contributed to by Frederic LETELLIER (36), Ratqueen (323) and Syed GJ (1525)