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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 Willy Vandergard, right hand of Rodon
Paradise Windows The Harem at Madargane
Paradise Windows Talking to the Prince of Madargane
Paradise Windows The black leopard's cage

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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 (76509)
buggy and boring Windows Robinet (48)

Critic Reviews

Adventure Corner Windows Aug 10, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GamesRadar Windows Jun 06, 2006 7 out of 10 70 Windows Apr 25, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Sep 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gery Gry Windows Nov 09, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamelog - Strefa Gier Komputerowych Windows Oct 30, 2006 6 out of 10 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 Windows Sep 02, 2006 52 out of 100 52
PC Powerplay Windows Aug 30, 2006 36 out of 100 36


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