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A young woman is found unconscious by African peasants after her plane crashes following a rebel attack. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the town of Madargane, in the harem of the local prince, with no recollection of previous events. While she believes that her name is Ann Smith, a student attending a university in Geneva, the real truth is that she cannot remember. She also has no idea why she traveled to Africa in the first place. As she tries to regain her memories, she gradually realizes that she will have to play a key role in the future of a fictional African country called Maurania, to which she is more connected than she would ever imagine.

Paradise is a traditional third-person perspective point-and-click adventure, similar in gameplay and visual style to Syberia. The player navigates a 3D character model over pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed camera angles. Interaction can only be performed with "hot spots" on the screen, and is done with a simple single-cursor interface. The vast majority of the puzzles are inventory-based. During a certain part of the game, the player can take control of a black leopard.


Paradise Windows Siri, leader of the revolution
Paradise Windows Start Screen
Paradise Windows Inside the harem
Paradise Windows The Black Vault

Alternate Titles

  • "Paradise: The Season of Storms" -- Re-release title
  • "Lost Paradise" -- Working title
  • "Last King of Africa" -- European DS title
  • "Der Letzte König von Afrika" -- German DS title
  • "Benoît Sokal's Paradise" -- Alternate title
  • "Benoit Sokal: Last King of Africa" -- Benelux DS title

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User Reviews

So bad that even beautiful graphics can't save it Windows Jeanne (75620)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (42)

The Press Says

GameZone Windows May 15, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Przygodówki Windows May 07, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Only Games Windows Jul 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Factornews Windows May 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Trance Windows Nov 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameZebo Windows Jul 31, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Chronicles Windows May 27, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2006 53 out of 100 53
Gamer.nl Nintendo DS Dec 15, 2008 5 out of 10 50


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