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In Lost Secret of the Rainforest the player controls a boy named Adam Greene who, along with his father Noah, a doctor of ecology, travels to the town Iquitos in South America, to meet the Ecology Emergency Network. The two intend to go on an expedition up the Amazon river and try to establish contact with a native tribe known as the Grove People. After having separated from his father, Adam must venture into the rainforest, discover the secret of the mysterious Forest Heart and find the lost City of Gold in his pursuit of a remedy for the Grove People.

This sequel to EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus is similar to its predecessor in presentation and gameplay, being an adventure game with educational elements. Like the first game, it has an icon-based interface and does not allow the player to get irrevocably stuck in the game or let the player character die. A specific feature of this installment is the so-called "Ecorder", a device Adam uses to record information about the flora and fauna of the area he explores.


Lost Secret of the Rainforest DOS No ecologically-progressive work is complete without a scene where birds are being released and the villains are unhappy about it
Lost Secret of the Rainforest DOS Over the village
Lost Secret of the Rainforest DOS A ceremony inside the trunk of Forest Heart
Lost Secret of the Rainforest DOS Over the ancient ruins - tourists have been here too...

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Alternate Titles

  • "S.O.S. Selva Virgen" -- Spanish cover title
  • "S.O.S. Forêt Vierge" -- French title
  • "El Secreto Perdido de la Selva Amazónica" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Let's go EcoQuesting through the rainforest DOS Katakis | カタキス (42138)
Education through emotion DOS Nowhere Girl (8103)
A truly magnificent game which comes close to perfection. DOS Tomer Gabel (4640)

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 11, 2009 6 out of 6 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Play Time DOS Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks DOS May 17, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Tilt Windows 3.x Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Apr, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1993 73 out of 100 73
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Adventure Gamers DOS Jan 22, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Audio Technicians: Orpheus S.M.

Sierra extend their regards to:
  • Cultural Survival
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Contributed to by Tomer Gabel (4640)