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DOS - 1984

Also available on: Mac - Apple II - Commodore 64

Released in
United States
Interactive Fiction, Puzzle-Solving, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Telarium Corp.
Trillium Corp.
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.70
5 / 5 - 5 votes

Description of Amazon

As an agent of the NSRT (National Satellite Resources Technology), you happen to be the first witness of the sad fate suffered by all members of an archeological expedition sent to uncover the fabled Lost City of Chak.

Apparently, the whole expedition was murdered by a tribe of cannibals. And guess what? Now YOU are the one who has to travel to the Amazon to uncover the mystery... And that's only the beginning of your problems.

Mysterious people are trying to kill you. Professor Benekker, an expert on the Amazon who was supposed to accompany you, turns up dead. As a replacement, you'll end up with his highly-intelligent (but highly-obnoxious) parrot, Paco. Be prepared to face wild animals, savage tribes, guerillos, and even a live volcano, as you make your way to the remnants of the expedition and the Lost City.

Contrary to what many people think, this game isn't based on any actual story by Michael Crichton. It's an original game on which Mr. Crichton worked even before Telarium contacted him. If you compare it to similar games from the same period, Amazon stands out with its "story-driven" plot, which somewhat compensates for the CGA graphics and Telarium's ackward parser.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Dimwit Flathead 2016-04-17 0 point

The input code is found by typing INVENTORY as soon as you get the backpack. There's a bug in the game. You don't examine the backpack when given (as it says in the manual), you do an inventory. That's when the note appears with the number. (In my case it was 969. I don't know if it's random or not.)

ak 2015-07-19 -1 point DOS version

I can not save the game in Dosbox, when typing save the game asks to insert a floppy in b drive. Obviously I have no floppy drive anylonger. Does anyone know how this can be solved ?

Wolfenz 2015-06-28 0 point DOS version

played this when i was 15 on a comodore 128 64 mode

David C 2012-06-30 0 point DOS version

downloaded it and played it on DosBox and worked out pretty well. WalkThru is on . A few mistakes on the WalkThru ... Little things but not to hard to figure out. There were a few things missing on this version like when you had to actually shoot the cannibals at the camp to protect your cAMP outside of calk. and the video of the cannibals killing the old crew. I never did beat the game as a kid, Used to play it on a Sanyo computer that was only like 10% IBM compatible and would not play most games. Something went wrong and the computer stopped working , to come back and beat it 27 years later was fun. look forward to under root and best of all "nine princes of Amber"

Alaska1 2012-04-28 0 point DOS version

Back when i played this on a commadore 64C

Alaska1 2012-04-28 0 point DOS version

I got to the antechamber doors, and could never get past. No matter which one I chose, the game crashed... And how many people lost Paco by cussing at him?

oogla 2011-09-12 1 point DOS version

My dad bought this game for me for my IBM PCjr back in 1985 or so. I played to the same point and had the same problem. We took it back to the store and I remember playing the game in the store to the jungle where you could not continue to prove to the salesman that the game was broken. They refunded our money. So it's not DOSbox or the copy of the game that's here for download, my original copy had the same issue 26 years ago.

Justyn 2009-10-01 2 points DOS version

I was having fun playing this text adventure, but once I woke up in the jungle, after getting lost and the computer starts beeping, It will not let me contact Nsrt ( or whatever the company is called ). I think the computer input codes are broken in the game or something, at least with DOSbox anyway.

Basically what happens is when trying to use the computer it says there is no emergency. If anyone figure out how to get past that part let me know.

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