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You have been hired to deliver important documents across the Caribbean. Heavy winds take hold of your plane across the Bermuda Triangle. At the last moment, you parachute out, landing on a mysterious island known as Emerald Isle. It is said that no one ever returns from that place, but legend has that one person may be allowed to leave - the ruler of the island. The way to freedom is fraught with problems, of course, deadly predators and peculiar natives the least of them.

The game is a text adventure utilizing Level 9's adventure system. The parser expects two- or three-word commands. On some systems, the game features graphics (more than 200 pictures).


Emerald Isle ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Emerald Isle ZX Spectrum Trapped in the trees
Emerald Isle ZX Spectrum Outside a city
Emerald Isle ZX Spectrum Inside the city

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Crash! May, 1985 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair Programs May, 1985 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User May, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gamer Apr, 1985 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #5), the game originally included a cannibal sequence which was removed because it might have been considered racist.

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  • Illustrated world map (2 pages illustrated map by Francis Phythian published by the UK magazine Atari User issue #43 (November 1988))
Terok Nor (25969) added Emerald Isle (ZX Spectrum) on Jun 29, 2012
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