Emerald Isle

Moby ID: 56324
Commodore 64 Specs

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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.

It is possible for the player to die in the game. If that happens they are resurrected elsewhere and retain all the posessions they had.

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).

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Credits (ZX Spectrum version)

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  • A & M Litho & Option A

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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)

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Hello X).

Enterprise added by Kabushi. ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, MSX, Atari 8-bit, Amstrad CPC added by Terok Nor. Memotech MTX added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Game added June 29, 2012. Last modified October 11, 2023.