🐳 New! Moby v2023.12.02

Maupiti Island

Moby ID: 2567

Description official 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.

Groups +



Credits (Amiga version)

10 People

Based on an original story by
  • Lankhor
Music and Sound Effects
Vocal Synthesis



Average score: 78% (based on 16 ratings)


Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 29 ratings with 1 reviews)

Dangerous and challenging..

The Good
The game's atmosphere is unparalled. Superb combination of graphics and music/sound, makes you feel you are actually there. It sucks you in, deep. The interface gets a bit used to it, but in the end you will find it great.

The Bad
Too hard for the average gamer. Maybe even way too hard.

The Bottom Line
If you want to play a 'find the suspect, look for clues, ask people about everything' game, I think this one will satisfy you. Providing you can handle the difficulty level, you may even love it.

DOS · by Mark Papadakis (35) · 2002


Subject By Date
Game freezes when I try to read anything Nowhere Girl (8679) Oct 13th, 2014


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.


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

Amstrad PC1512

This game is one of the very few to use the rare 640x200x16 screen mode in the PC1512 PCs, which Amstrad added to their implementation of CGA.

Information also contributed by -Chris.

Related Games

Released 2017 on PS Vita, Windows, 2021 on Nintendo Switch
Released 1983 on Commodore 64
Island Saver: Dinosaur Island
Released 2020 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Job Island / Games Island
Released 2010 on Wii
Enchanted Island
Released 1979 on TRS-80, Apple II
Blood Island
Released 2019 on Windows
Mini Island
Released 2019 on Windows
Jungle Island
Released 1979 on Apple II
Shrug Island
Released 2018 on Windows, Macintosh

Related Sites +

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 2567


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Frederic LETELLIER.

Atari ST added by Ratqueen. Amiga added by Syed GJ.

Additional contributors: Neville, Patrick Bregger.

Game added October 30th, 2000. Last modified August 17th, 2023.