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- Heart of Africa -

Heart of Africa is the unofficial followup to the seven cities of gold and they aren't very far apart. You play the part of an adventurer who's goal it is to find a great treasure called "the hearf of Africa", a treasure you only know of from the memoirs of the man who was lost in search of it. Africa is a big place however and you must travel around the continent trying to find clues in search of the treasure.

The quest begins near a large port town and here you can find stores which will allow you to purchase items which are necesary like ropes and shovels. The interface used is quite simple and to buy something you simple stand next to the salesman and wait for him to show his wares, don't be too pushy as they might not like it and throw you out. Once you are fully equiped it's time to take off and you can take a boat to towns in other places for a small fee, keep an eye on your expenses or you will run out of money soon. Luckily not everyone wants money as some villagers are much more interested in gifts or trinkets which you can trade for items or information. Never forget your supplies though as you won't be able to survive for long in the jungle or desert without food and water.

The interface is just like it was on the C64 version of seven cities of gold with the main portion of the screen showing you in your surroundings. In a village or town it will zoom in with a close view and when traveling long distances you will see a map of the general area. Large icons depict there use such as a hand for using or picking up an item so you shouldn't have any problems there. There are some nice touches to the game which make the game fun like when you are in the desert and have no water to drink you will get dizzy and the controls on the joystick will get reversed or randomized. Another is the diary that is kept by you automatically and it will show your progress throughout the game.The graphics aren't anything special though but they work ok for this game.

Heart of Africa is a worthy succesor to seven cities and altough unlike that game it was only released on the C64 it still sold quite well. There is also replay value because it's unlikely you can finish the game first time round and many things are randomized each time you start a new game. Dispite it's simplistic looks it's worth checking out and it will be a while before you are able to beat this game.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for one system here are some notes:
C64 Released in 1985.

Date added Jul-18-2006 11:51
Name Heart of Africa
Developer Ozark softscape
Publisher Electronic arts
First released 1985
Genre Adventure
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Download Commodore 64, filesize: 129 Kb
Manual Download manual , filesize: 17 Kb
This is the same as the text manual.
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