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You are Vietnam war veteran Bret Conrad, who becomes an adventurer. Go everywhere on the world, find gold, walk in to the jungle... One day, you receive an old map about the lost city of Quetzacotl, and its cache of gold. You prepare your bag, gun, knife and let's go to the adventure !

In gameplay Gold of the Aztecs is similar to Psygnosis' Barbarian (by the same author), and you must go screen by screen to finish it. Over 140 main character movements are included. There are traps at each screen like stones or dangerous bridge.


The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Overview map (VGA)
The Gold of the Aztecs Amiga Title
The Gold of the Aztecs Amiga Begining
The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Copy protection (CGA)

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1990 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Oct, 1990 868 out of 1000 87
Raze Amiga Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Games-X DOS Apr 26, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 26 out of 100 26
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1990 26 out of 100 26


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In the options of the game, you have a gamemap and a preview to the next game from Kinetica Software - Saragossa (never released).


According to the back cover and game manual, it took:
  • 3 man years of development.
  • 7,000 frames of animation.
  • 140 hero actions (1,500 frames of animation)
  • 18,000 individual pieces of graphics
  • 600Kb of music and sound effects.
  • 8 megabytes of code and data.
  • Over 80 screens of non-stop action, interwoven with devious puzzles.
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