Mr. Bill's Adventureland Review
Reviewed by Mr. Bill and Lela
Amerzone is a beautiful game that was designed by the famous writer and graphic artist Benoit Sokal, and it certainly shows.
The background for the story is an old Indian legend about the Amerzone, a mythical South American country. The legend told them that God created the beautiful white birds, which fly above their volcanoes there, in order to give them Eternal Life. These venerated birds never land, but instead are born, mate and die in the skies.
But years ago, during the 1930s, someone stole the egg created by God, the egg of the white birds. Since that time both the land and its people have been at the mercy of evil, both spiritual and temporal. So as a young French journalist it becomes your mission to return the egg, thereby to right the wrong that was done and restore the dream which nourishes both the people and the land.
This is a delightful game on 4 CDs, which we feel sure will be enjoyed by all gamers, both seasoned veterans and beginners alike. It is a linear game with logical puzzles and few conversations, and one in which you really can't make a mistake, so it is great for the beginning adventurer. But it also treats the veteran gamer to pleasures rarely encountered, or done as well. And it is an excellent choice for adults and children to enjoy together.
It is a 1st person, state-of-the-art 3D game, with 360-degree movement and your choice of either point & click or keyboard control. The atmosphere and ambience of the game is unbelievably real... we got seasick on the island and needed mosquito repellent in the jungle! And the fantastic animals are an absolute delight, reminding us of the fabulous creatures in Riven, but here they are more fully developed and integrated (with interactions possible!).
The only drawback to the game for the experienced gamer might be that the unique journey is over too soon. But we can tell you for sure that you're going to enjoy the trip!
© 1999 Mr. Bill and Lela
Coproduced (1999) by Casterman & Microids and initially published by Microids. Published in North America (2001) by The Adventure Company , which is now part of Nordic Games.
Rated: E for Everyone (use of tobacco and alcohol)
Minimum System Requirements:
Microids' Original 1999 Release: Pentium 166 MHz; Windows 95 / 98; 32 MB RAM; 8X CD-ROM drive; 2 MB Graphics Card; SoundBlaster or Compatible Sound Card; Mouse
The Adventure Company's 2001 Release: Pentium 200 MHz; Windows 95 / 98 / ME / XP; 32 MB RAM; 4X CD-ROM Drive; 4 MB DirectX Compatible Graphics Card; SoundBlaster or Compatible Sound Card; 60 MB of Free Hard Drive Space; Mouse
Where To Buy This Game:
Microids Download Only!
The best chance for finding the original CD version of this game would be at used software places or auctions or trading sites. Our Places To Buy Games page may be able to assist you in finding a copy of this game.
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