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In terms of both interface and setting, this license was atypical of adventures at the time. Enid Blyton's Famous Five books told of jolly adventures on mysterious treasure islands played out by a group of well-mannered inquisitive youngsters. The story takes in Aunt Fanny's cottage, a fishing boat, a forest and a courtyard among other locations.

This is brought to life as an interactive fiction game, using a purely keyboard-driven interface. Descriptions are written in Blytonesque language. You can control any of the four human characters at any time, and must often swap between them. You can EXAMine and TAKE objects, TALK to people and even attack each other.


The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Atari ST The Kirrin Cottage
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Verbs list
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island Amiga Beach
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island ZX Spectrum Game start

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Famous Five 1: Five on a Treasure Island" -- Amstrad CPC/Commodore 64 in-game title

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Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 76 out of 100 76
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Datormagazin Amiga May, 1991 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 2.8 out of 12 23


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