The plot is based on a TV sitcom of the 60's named Gilligan's Island. Your ship crashed on a deserted island, and now you must get back to civilization. The stranded people on the island are: Gilligan and the Skipper ( the crew of the ship), a millionaire and his wife, a professor, and Mariann who is a homely Midwest U.S.A. girl.
Despite the name, you'll be playing as the Skipper. Gilligan follows you around as a comedic relief sidekick. The game is divided into four episodes; the goal is always to locate all crew members in a limited amount of time. To do so the two heroes have to navigate the maze-like island and collect items - every found character provides hints for the next step.
There are also a lot of dangers which have to be faced: wild animals and headhunters can be fought with your bare hands and fallen rocks or obstacles on the ground have to be avoided. A common nuisance are holes in the ground which lead to the underground caves: Gilligan is likely to fall into these. If this happens Skipper has two minutes to get Gilligan back. There are three items which help Skipper on his quest: bananas replenish his health, hourglasses give extra time and the rope is used to get Gilligan back instantly.
- "Gilligan's Island" -- Title Screen
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The seventh cast member of the sitcom, Ginger the movie star didn't make it into the game. It's unknown the exact reason, but several reviewers have pointed out their suspicions that she was probably too provocative for a "video game", which the uninformed always assume are aimed at kids.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by ZenicReverie (1893)
on Apr 12, 2004.