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The Island of Lost Hope is a text-adventure with a pirate theme. The parser has standard Infocom-like abilities: it understands pronouns, chain commands,etc. You play a character whose ship was attacked by a pirate called Captain Black. Stranded on a small island, one day you have the chance to infiltrate the captain's vessel and exact your revenge. The screen is divided in 5 parts: - a top-left porthole where the graphics and the odd animation are displayed; - a compass in the center in the form of a skull that can be clicked with the sword-shaped cursor for movement (its use is optional, the player can also type the cardinal points and the up and down directions directly on the parser screen); - a top-right map that shows your current position and the explored surrounding area; - the screen bottom, the larger part of it being reserved for the parser and its messages; - the smaller right-bottom inventory that lists your possessions. No music, but there is some sound, mostly soothing splash noises from the sea.


The Island of Lost Hope Amiga Crow's nest
The Island of Lost Hope Amiga Title screen
The Island of Lost Hope Amiga A whale
The Island of Lost Hope Amiga A cannon

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Amiga Format Jun, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1990 775 out of 1000 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
CU Amiga May, 1990 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Joker Jul, 1990 57 out of 100 57
Génération 4 Apr, 1990 49 out of 100 49


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Macs Black (80149) added The Island of Lost Hope (Amiga) on Apr 21, 2007