Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War




Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Recommended
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Community Group
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places

Creative Commons License


Game #5219
Invincible Island   Collection: Fanmade Remakes
Adventure   Traditional first-person

Rating: 5.5 (6 votes)

Invincible Island box cover

Invincible Island screenshot
A polished remake of an oldie Spectrum ZX computer game, Invincible Island is a fun entry in Retro Remakes' One Switch Competition. The plot: an evil man named Xatro left seven parchments on Invincible Island, awaiting discovery by intrepid adventurer. To find the scrolls, you have to climb mountains, explore a town, and descend into the bowels of the earth. Game locations are displayed with graphics on the top half of the screen, while all descriptions - of locations and items - as well as game commands are displayed at the bottom half.

You would think it impossible to design an adventure game that utilizes only one keyboard button, but with this game, Andrew Mason proves not only that it can be done, but can be done in a surprisingly intuitive and fluid manner. The one key that you use in this whole game brings up the menu of commands, and you press it again to choose the combination of verb and noun you want. Very easy to learn, and works very well.

The game itself is faithful to its 8-bit original, down to primitive graphics. The game is quite good, although it can be frustrating - I almost gave up in frustration when I suddenly found the third scroll. The lack of clues in general makes this a difficult game, although the semi-interesting storyline and decent puzzles make the game worth finishing. Recommended, although only for the most patient among adventure gamers.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Richard Shepherd & Andrew Mason
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2005
Software Copyright: Andrew Mason
Theme: Grand Adventure
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements:  
Where to get it:
Related Links:  
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Swiss Family Robinson, Calixto Island, Guild of Thieves

© 1998 - 2015 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.