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A young woman is found unconscious by African peasants after her plane crashes following a rebel attack. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the town of Madargane, in the harem of the local prince, with no recollection of previous events. While she believes that her name is Ann Smith, a student attending a university in Geneva, the real truth is that she cannot remember. She also has no idea why she traveled to Africa in the first place. As she tries to regain her memories, she gradually realizes that she will have to play a key role in the future of a fictional African country called Maurania, to which she is more connected than she would ever imagine.

Paradise is a traditional third-person perspective point-and-click adventure, similar in gameplay and visual style to Syberia. The player navigates a 3D character model over pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed camera angles. Interaction can only be performed with "hot spots" on the screen, and is done with a simple single-cursor interface. The vast majority of the puzzles are inventory-based. During a certain part of the game, the player can take control of a black leopard.


Paradise Windows A tropical storm in the opening cinematic
Paradise Windows Molgrave Desert
Paradise Windows Talking to the Prince of Madargane
Paradise Windows Molgrave Village

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Alternate Titles

  • "Paradise: The Season of Storms" -- Re-release title
  • "Lost Paradise" -- Working title
  • "Last King of Africa" -- European DS title
  • "Der Letzte König von Afrika" -- German DS title
  • "Benoît Sokal's Paradise" -- Alternate title
  • "Benoit Sokal: Last King of Africa" -- Benelux DS title

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User Reviews

So bad that even beautiful graphics can't save it Windows Jeanne (76324)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (48)

Critic Reviews

Miasto Gier Windows Oct 24, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84 Nintendo DS Dec 01, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Adventurearchiv Windows Aug 16, 2006 74 out of 100 74
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Nintendo DS Nov 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Windows May 30, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 26, 2006 60 out of 100 60
Only Games Windows Jul 18, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Worth Playing Windows Jul 02, 2006 5.9 out of 10 59
PC Action (Germany) Windows Sep 02, 2006 52 out of 100 52
Adventure Island Windows Jun 22, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45


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