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Rent-a-Hero (Windows)

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Description

Rodrigo is a hero, but in this game it's not as cool as it sounds. He lives on the isle Tol Andar and there are many, many other heroes there. The problem is that there are not enough princesses to rescue or dragons to slay for all the heroes, so Rodrigo is currently unemployed. Another problem involves pirates who want to raid the city Smashville and create flying ships with magical gloomstones. Confronted with this situation, Rodrigo is very disillusioned. Just in time, the dwarf Ramil hires Rodrigo to find his wife Jasmin, who was captured by the pirates and is held in the city of Endavin.

Rent-a-Hero is a traditional point-and-click adventure. The characters are modeled in 3D but the background graphics are pre-rendered. There are over 30 locations and over 30 characters to interact with. With its comic anachronisms and pirate theme, the game's humour is similar to that of Monkey Island.

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Rent-a-Hero Windows A stranger...
Rent-a-Hero Windows The interface can't be simpler.
Rent-a-Hero Windows From the intro
Rent-a-Hero Windows The hero. I mean, professional hero.

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The Press Says

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventurespiele Jun 04, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Unlimited Oct, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Just Adventure Aug 30, 2005 B 75
Adventurearchiv Jul 27, 2007 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Nov, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania 1998 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1998 62 out of 100 62
Quandary Aug, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Werner Hink, who is the head of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has contributed to the soundtrack.

Related Web Sites

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Andrew Hartnett (2236) added Rent-a-Hero (Windows) on Sep 16, 2000