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Death In the Caribbean

by Philip Hess and Bob Hess


(based on 1 rating)
1 review

About the Story

You're on a lush, lost island in the Caribbean. You, a buried treasure and unspeakable terror. Something inside you whispers that your life is in danger. Which path should you take through the twisted jungle?

It will take all the courage and cunning you can muster to get down the cliff without falling to your death. Cross the bottomless crevasse. Get through the quicksand. Avoid the man-eating ants. Conquer the crocodile-filled swamp. Escape the deadly voodoo cave, menacing pirate ghosts and all the other lethal traps and pitfalls in your path.

Can you turn the clues you find into the tools you need to grab the treasure and get off the island alive?

This is a game for the brain. All you have is your wits and the treasure map inside this box.

So visit our little island if you dare. But heed this warning. If you seek and fail, you may be doomed to remain and play the game forever.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Commercial (Out of Print)
Forgiveness Rating: Nasty
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 6u7qtun98rine65t

Editorial Reviews

Gaming After 40
I found this adventure INCREDIBLY tough to complete -- it took me several evenings, even with a compliant emulator and a walkthrough on hand. The game's design doesn't do much to make it a pleasant experience[...] I'm not going to encourage anyone to actually play this one.
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Grading on a curve, July 1, 2020

It's a generous two star review for this easily forgotten, heavily flawed treasure hunt. It commits a lot of the usual sins of this period of text/graphics games: disk swapping, difficult mapping (including the old "you're looking in a different direction" gag), opaque puzzles poorly clued by blurry/chunky/unclear graphics, and lots of things which are very unfair. But there's a weird style to the game and some clever lateral thinking puzzles which, in the hands of better designers, could and would (and probably have) gone down a lot better. Difficult to justify tackling in earnest, but worth exploring with a ready dose of nearby hints.

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