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Following on the popularity of Wasteland, Electronic Arts released this unofficial sequel, using a modified version of the Wasteland game engine.

Fountain of Dreams takes place several decades after a nuclear bombardment has caused the state of Florida to break off from the mainland and become an isolated island community. The survivors of the war have split into several opposing factions, and life on the island of Florida is constantly threatened both by the ever present threat of radiation-induced mutation and by the Killer Clowns, a group of deranged and heavily armed marauders descended from circus performers stranded on the island by the war.

When the Clowns murder the only man with the knowledge to stop the spread of the mutation, it becomes your task to locate a cure to the mutation before it overtakes your group of survivors as well as what's left of humanity on the island.


Fountain of Dreams DOS Doc Demedici, the only man in Florida who can cure the mutation
Fountain of Dreams DOS Intelligent Mutant animals control the secret of the Fountain of Dreams
Fountain of Dreams DOS One of your first possible companions, your Dad's old buddy Ignatz Krebs...
Fountain of Dreams DOS Showdown with Kermit Eli - Paranoid Patriarch of the Killer Clowns

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User Reviews

If you're a big fan of Wasteland, check this game out. If you're not, don't bother with it... Mirrorshades2k (282) unrated
So much promise, poorly executed Chris Nash (5) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
a decent RPG Andrew Carter (12) unrated

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Dec, 1990 56 out of 100 56
Tilt Feb, 1991 9 out of 20 45
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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Although the programmers of Wasteland broke off from Electronic Arts to form Interplay, EA still retained the copyright for Wasteland. They tried to capitalize on the success of Wasteland by releasing their own post-apocalyptic game Fountain of Dreams, but fell short of gamer's expectations.

Interplay did however release their own unofficial follow-up to Wasteland in the form of Fallout, which many feel remains true to the original spirit of Wasteland.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #41 Worst Game of All Time

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Alan Chan (3618) added Fountain of Dreams (DOS) on Nov 08, 1999