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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 Commodore 64 Your down. Which way now?
Emerald Isle Commodore 64 Standing in the main square.
Emerald Isle Commodore 64 Outside a tree city.
Emerald Isle Commodore 64 The beginning of your game.

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Zzap! May, 1985 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1985 8 out of 10 80


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Cut content

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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