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Heart of China

DOS - 1991

Also available on: Amiga - Mac

Alt names
בלב סין, Shanghai Surprise
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Interwar, Puzzle-Solving
Publisher
Dynamix, Inc.
Developer
Dynamix, Inc.
Perspective
1st-Person
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.61
4.5 / 5 - 16 votes

Description of Heart of China

Heart of China is an excellent and most cinematic of the adventure game trio designed by Dynamix' Jeff Tunnell (the other two being Rise of the Dragon and Adventures of Willy Beamish).

Set in the exotic Orient in 1940's, you are pilot/mercenary/wannabe romancer Jake Master who are hired by beautiful nurse Kate's father to rescue her from the clutches of a powerful Chinese warlord. What makes this game so riveting and revolutionary (though sadly almost noone noticed it) is the true replayability that was often mere lip-service in other games: while the game is linear in a sense that you must do A before B and so on, Jake has a... escape sequence, using a 3D engine that was obviously taken directly from Damon Slye's simulations.

The dexterity-impaired adventurers (like this reviewer) will be relieved to hear that the game, like its predecessor Rise of the Dragon, mercifully awards you a win of the sequence after a number of failures, so you can get on with the game and Jake's future escapades. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Bubu 2016-07-19 0 point

Even though this game is made by Sierra, its very different than... Say Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest or King's Quest...
You play the game from first person perspective...! It's different, and quite nice actually...

StillThere 2013-11-04 0 point DOS version

This was my first game for the AMIGA PC.. I loved it. It took me one year to complete it :/

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