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  • Summary: Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine, a witty western with a healthy dose of adventure, follows in the tradition of classic adventure gaming. Join Al, a middle-aged, feeble, Easterner, on his journey into the heart of the Wild-West in search of a suitable bride. Enjoy the quaint gold-rush town of Anozira; chat up highly flirtatious babes; cautiously evade warring Indian tribes; discover legends of lost gold; bask in the intense summer heat; encounter breathtaking landscapes; meet up with the occasional rabid prairie dog, and more. [Himalaya Studios] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The game looks gorgeous, tells an engaging story, has fantastic voiceovers and will have you in stitches at some of its many outrageously funny moments.
  2. Himalaya Studios honed their skills with their popular remakes of "King's Quest" I and II. With Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine they show that they also have what it takes to create a successful original work.
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    Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman’s Mine is a reminder that while games come in many forms nowadays, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a classic adventure.
  4. If you like to solve interactive puzzles and can appreciate depth over flashy cosmetics, then you will get a lot out of this game. It's an adventure ... with a more human character than .... well, Lara Croft. Al is just ... Al. Balding, nerdy and all.
  5. A charming old school comic adventure that's definitely worth a play through if you can get past the graphic weaknesses and the main character's voice.
  6. If the whole game were as good as the last part, it might have matched the games that inspired it, but instead Al Emmo is just a decent game for fans nostalgic for old-style adventures.
  7. Best advice is to pretend Al Emmo is a lot gem from the '80s that you've just discovered. It'll feel far more precious that way. [May 2007, p.75]
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jul 11, 2012
    I think the reviewers are being unfair on this game. It does not feel like a full commercial adventure game published in 2006. It's price, and its production, indicate that it is closer to a casual adventure game. On that scale it is a very good game. it will keep you interested for much longer than most casual games as it is constantly challenging in original and interesting ways. Many times I was stuck for a while and when I found the solution I felt pleased with myself, rather than annoyed with the game for presenting such an illogical problem (let's face it adventure games are somewhat prone to that). Maybe I have an odd sense of humour but when someone tells me an adventure game has great humour I usually find it makes me want to laugh about as much as watching clowns throw custard pies at each other and fall over their shoe laces i.e. not at all. Yet this game with its anti-hero loser is genuinely funny, often in unexpected and creative ways. Finally, if you like ragtime, the music is the best ragtime I have ever heard. If anyone knows where I can find the score please let me know. Expand

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