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Flight of the Amazon Queen

Specifications

Title: Flight of the Amazon Queen Type: Linux Game
Genre: Adventure & Action Status:
Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Sierra, LucasArts, ... Commercial:
Tags: Adventure; Action; Sierra, LucasArts, ...; Puzzle; Fantasy; Comedy; Pixel Art; Hand-Drawn; Cute; Colorful; 1990s; Classic; Atmospheric; Cinematic; Story Rich; Linear; Voice-Acting; Mouse Demo:
Released: Not Tracking Package Name: flight-of-the-amazon-queen
Date: Extern Repo:
License: Code : GPL v2 / Artwork : BSD-like Deb Repo: Debian
View: Third person Package: ✓
Graphic: 2D Binary: ✓
Mechanics: Point and Click Source: ✓
Played: Single PDA: ✓
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game): 5 stars
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 11044
Created: 2010-08-20 Updated: 2018-12-19

Summary

[fr]: Un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventure, libre et multi-plateforme, sorti en 1995 et libéré en 2004 par le studio Interactive Binary Illusions, dans lequel le joueur est Joe King en 1949, pilote freelance d'un trimoteur - l'Amazon Queen, transportant Faye Russel - une célèbre actrice Hollywoodienne, sur les lieux du tournage de son prochain film, en Amazonie. Une mauvaise météo et le crash de leur avion en plein milieu de la jungle vont quelque peu changer les choses ... Un très joli jeu mixant aventure et puzzles, avec un bon scénario, d'adorables sons d'époques et des doublages. [en]: A free/libre and cross-platform point-and-click adventure game, released in 1995 and freed in 2004 by Interactive Binary Illusions studio, in which the player is Joe King in 1949, a freelance airline pilot of a three-engined - the Amazon Queen, carrying Faye Russel - a famous Hollywood actress, on the scene of the filming of her next film, in the Amazon. A bad weather and the crash of their plane in the middle of the jungle will change things a little ... A very nice game mixing adventure and puzzles, with a good scenario, adorable sounds of his time, and voice-acting.

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Présentation des utilisateurs / Users presents :

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Resources
• Download Flight of the Amazon Queen : [Scummvm (Flight of the Amazon Queen)] [Scummvm on SourceForge (Flight of the Amazon Queen)] [(Abandonware France (Flight of the Amazon Queen) [fr]]
Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

Social
Port by (ScummVM Team 1 2 [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Devs (Krome Studios [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2 3] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (Flight of the Amazon Queen) [fr] [en] [de]]
[Debian] [Mod DB]

Reviews
[Sens Critique [fr]] [Obligement [fr]] [Mr. Bill's Adventureland] [(Abandonware France [fr]]

News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)

Description [fr]

Un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventure dont l'action se situe en 1949, avec Joe King, pilote de l'Amazon Queen, par le studio Interactive Binary Illusions, dont une partie des auteurs (Steve Stamatiadis & John Passfield) ont rejoint le studio Krome Studios, portage Linux par la ScummVM Team.
Il utilise le moteur ScummVM (dans le Bottin).

Flight of the Amazon Queen (FOTAQ) est un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventure, libre et multi-plateforme, sorti en 1995 et libéré en 2004 par le studio Interactive Binary Illusions, dans lequel le joueur est Joe King en 1949, pilote freelance d'un trimoteur - l'Amazon Queen, transportant Faye Russel - une célèbre actrice Hollywoodienne, sur les lieux du tournage de son prochain film, en Amazonie. Une mauvaise météo et le crash de leur avion en plein milieu de la jungle vont quelque peu changer les choses ... Un très joli jeu mixant aventure et puzzles, avec un bon scénario, d'adorables sons d'époques et des doublages.


Flight of the Amazon Queen (souvent juste appelé FOTAQ) a été créé au début des années 90 par Interactive Binary Illusions (IBI) basée à Brisbane (à présent fermé). Après quatre années de développement, il a finalement été publié en 1995. D'abord développé pour l'Amiga, le jeu avait ensuite été porté sur MS-DOS.

À l'époque, FOTAQ était publié en anglais, allemand, français, espagnol, italien et (selon ScummVM) même en hébreu. Il était livré sur des disques 3,5 "ou sur un CD-ROM (ce dernier comprenant une voix entièrement localisée tout au long du jeu dans les éditions anglaise, allemande et française).

Selon un entretien avec les développeurs mené par un site de jeu australien, LucasArts aurait même pensé à le distribuer aux États-Unis à un moment donné.

Le gameplay suit le style de classiques acclamés de LucasArts tels que Monkey Island ou les jeux Indiana Jones. Comme dans la plupart des jeux LucasArts, il n'est pas possible de mourir ni de rester coincé. De plus, des dialogues bien écrits avec beaucoup de jeux de mots et remarques sarcastiques ainsi que de superbes graphismes dessinés à la main façonnent ce jeu.

En 2004, les développeurs Steve Stamatiadis et John Passfield ont publié le jeu en tant que freeware et ouvert le code source à l’équipe ScummVM. FOTAQ est désormais prise en charge dans ScummVM à partir de la version 0.6.0 qui a vu le jour le 16 mars 2004.

Grâce aux efforts de ScummVM et au soutien indéfectible de l'équipe d'origine, FOTAQ est aujourd'hui compatible avec un large éventail de systèmes d'exploitation, tels que Windows, Linux, MacOS, BeOS, PalmOS, Windows Mobile et même la PSP.

Récit

Nous sommes en 1949. Vous êtes Joe King, un pilote d'avion en difficulté en Amérique du Sud. Les ennuis commencent lorsque Joe décide d'embarquer l'actrice Faye Russel dans un lieu lointain où elle devrait commencer à tourner son dernier film. Grâce à un orage gigantesque, ils se retrouvent bientôt coincés dans la vaste jungle amazonienne, où se développe un sinistre complot impliquant une compagnie allemande de lederhosen et une ancienne tribu de femmes amazoniennes.



Debian (traduction du Bottin) :

Pointer-et-cliquer d'aventure fantastique en 2D

Flight of the Amazon Queen est un jeu d'aventure 2D de type pointer-et-cliquer qui se déroule dans les années 1940, initialement publié pour DOS et Amiga.

Vous incarnez Joe King, un pilote freelance chargé de conduire Faye Russell (une célèbre vedette de cinéma) dans la jungle amazonienne pour une séance photo. Bien sûr, les choses ne se passent jamais comme prévu. Après un événement malheureux, ils se retrouvent coincés au cœur de la jungle amazonienne, où Joe se lancera dans une quête pour sauver une princesse kidnappée et découvrira les véritables intentions sinistres de la société Lederhosen. Dans un environnement 2D riche, Joe croise divers habitants de la jungle, parmi lesquels une tribu de femmes amazoniennes et des pygmées de six pieds de haut.

Notez que ce paquet ne contient que des données de jeu. Le moteur de jeu est fourni par ScummVM


Wikipedia:

Flight of the Amazon Queen est un jeu vidéo d'aventure en pointer-et-cliquer développé par Interactive Binary Illusions et édité par Renegade Software, sorti en 1995 sur DOS et Amiga.

Accueil

Adventure Gamers : 3,5/5
PC Team : 85 %

Description [en]

Flight of the Amazon Queen (often just called FOTAQ) was created by Brisbane-based Interactive Binary Illusions (IBI) (now defunct) in the early nineties. After four years of development it was finally released in 1995 with the Amiga version being developed first and then the game being ported to MS-DOS.

Back then FOTAQ was released in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and (according to ScummVM) even in Hebrew. It came on either 3.5" disks or on CD-ROM (the latter one including fully localized voice throughout the game in the English, German and French editions).

According to an interview with the developers conducted by an Australian gaming website even LucasArts thought about distributing it in the US at some point.

The gameplay follows the style of much-acclaimed LucasArts classics like Monkey Island or the Indiana Jones games. Just like in most LucasArts games it is not actually possible to die nor to get stuck. Moreover, well written dialogues with lots of puns and sarcastic remarks as well as beautifully hand-drawn graphics shape this game.

In 2004 the developers Steve Stamatiadis and John Passfield released the game as freeware and opened the source code to the ScummVM Team. FOTAQ is now supported in ScummVM from version 0.6.0 onwards which saw the light of day on 16 March 2004.

Thanks to ScummVM's efforts and the kind support by the original team FOTAQ is today playable under a wide range of operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, MacOS, BeOS, PalmOS, Windows Mobile and even the PSP.

Story

The year is 1949. You are Joe King, a struggling airline pilot in South America. Trouble starts when Joe decides to fly actress Faye Russel to a distant location where she is expected to start filming her latest movie. Thanks to a gigantic thunderstorm they soon find themselves stranded in the vast jungle of the Amazon where a sinister plot involving a German lederhosen company and an ancient tribe of Amazon women develops.


Debian:

Classic 2D point and click fantasy adventure game

Flight of the Amazon Queen is a 2D point-and-click adventure game set in the 1940s, originally published for DOS and the Amiga.

You assume the role of Joe King, a pilot for hire who is given the job of flying Faye Russell (a famous movie star) into the Amazon jungle for a photo shoot. Of course, things never go according to plans. After an unfortunate turn of events they find themselves stranded in the heart of the Amazon jungle, where Joe will embark on a quest to rescue a kidnapped princess and in the process, discover the true sinister intentions of a suspiciously located Lederhosen company. In a rich 2D environment, Joe will cross paths with a variety of unlikely jungle inhabitants including, but not limited to, a tribe of Amazon women and 6-foot-tall pygmies.

Note that this package only contains game-data. The game engine is provided by ScummVM.


Wikipedia:

Flight of the Amazon Queen is a graphical point-and-click adventure game by Interactive Binary Illusions originally released in 1995 for Amiga (using AMOS) and MS-DOS (using C), and re-released as freeware in 2004 for use with ScummVM. Its gameplay is very similar in style to many of LucasArts' popular point-and-click adventures of the 1990s, and was inspired by Monkey Island and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure.

Plot

In 1949, Joe King, pilot for hire and owner of the Amazon Queen airplane which he uses for his work, arrives at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro to transport his next customer, famous film actress Faye Russel, only to be ambushed by his Dutch rival Anderson. Locked in a hotel room and trapped by Anderson's goons, Joe quickly gains assistance from Lola, a showgirl at the hotel and a former love interest, and escapes, making it back to the airport with his mechanic Sparky, just in time to stop his rival taking Faye. Wasting no time, Joe quickly pilots the Amazon Queen towards the location of Faye's shoot, only for a storm to cause him to crash-land in the Amazon jungle. After getting Faye and Sparky to safety, Joe begins searching for help, soon encountering a parrot named Wedgewood with a message for help. Seeking out the person the message was for, Joe meets with Trader Bob, who soon asks for his help in rescuing a princess named Azura from Floda, a lederhosen company that Bob suspects is a cover for something sinister

Joe quickly begins searching for the jungle, encountering an entire tribe of Amazon women who capture him and took in Faye when she decided to seek help herself. Released by the tribe, Joe agrees to help them rescue Azura as well. Finding the princess within a hidden base beneath Floda, Joe frees her and returns to her tribe, only to find himself coming face-to-face with Floda's leader - Dr. Frank Ironstein, a mad scientist who seeks to conquer the world by turning Amazon women into dinosaur warriors through the use of his DinoRay invention. Seeing that Joe was smart to get around his security, Ironstein coerces him into helping him find an artifact from a temple that he requires known as the Crystal Skull, threatening to harm Azura if he doesn't. Left with no choice, Joe agrees, and heads for the temple, navigating traps and puzzles and eventually finding what he needs. Returning it to Ironstein, Joe quickly finds himself betrayed and trapped in Floda's base, but soon escapes and goes after Ironstein with the help of Anderson, his rival having originally been hired by the scientist to assist but later deciding to turn against him. Heading into the valley, Joe assists in trying to find Ironstein and manages to stop him, saving the day, before taking the scientist's Zeppelin and flying into the sunset.

Releases

Prior to release, the game was sent by the publisher to Future Publishing's Amiga Power magazine, to be reviewed by Jonathan Nash in issue 51. Whilst playing he found an error which prevented progression through the game (at the start, the bellhop would not relinquish the door key). He informed the publisher which resulted in the game release being delayed for several months as, at the time, the game had been sent to the disk duplication factory ready for reproduction. As it was also too late to change the magazine content and layout, the issue went to press with an apology that they had unintentionally reviewed an "unfinished" game, which was against one of their policies. The screenshots for the issue came from the PC version, also against their policy. The front cover of this issue featured an artist's impression of the 'escape from Rio' car chase scene.

The Amiga version had no voices, whereas the DOS CD version was a talkie featuring full voice-acting. The voice of the Temple Guardian was provided by British actress Penelope Keith. Actor William Hootkins, who played Red Six (Jek Porkins) in Star Wars, also voiced a number of characters.

The DOS CD version contained a Mini-Game of sorts. The file Queen.1 (1.82MB, CRC-32: D72DCD56) is found in the INTERVIE folder in the CD-ROM's Root. The Mini-Game is a fully playable adventure game, where the main character tries to get an interview from the game's development team. The game features MIDI music and full text, but no talkie version was ever released. The Mini-Game features familiar locations, characters, and game spoilers. The Mini-Game usually goes unnoticed as it is not bootable or playable from within the main game. The Mini-Game is fully supported by the recent ScummVM release.

In March 2004, the game was released as free software and support for it was added to ScummVM, allowing it to be played on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and many other operating systems and consoles. The datafiles for both the floppy disk and CD-ROM version are available from the ScummVM website. The Fedora RPM software repository has an installer for the game alongside ScummVM. This game is directly included in the Debian software repository.

In 2009, iPhSoft took ScummVM's FOTAQ iPhone / iPod Touch free port and modified it. This modification has been commercially sold on iTunes and discontinued Mid-2015, due to lack of iOS 8 and up support.

In 2013 released at GOG.com as a digital download ready to play on modern PCs.

In March 2016, MojoTouch, working with John Passfield, the designer of the original game, released the 20th Anniversary Edition on the App Store (iOS), Google Play and Amazon Appstore. This version includes improved graphics rendering, full voice acting, new touch interface, auto-save, multi-language support, high definition menus and the following bonus material: Making of Flight of the Amazon Queen booklet, a play through of the interactive interview mini-game with audio commentary by John Passfield, the original Game Manuals (both US and international versions) and the Official Playing Guide.

Reception

Flight of the Amazon Queen received generally positive reviews from critics. At GameRankings the iOS version scores 72.50% and the PC version 75.00%. Pocket Gamer's Spanner Spencer called the iPhone release of Flight of the Amazon Queen "more of a direct conversion than an adaptation, the quality of the original still shines through and makes this an easy game to enjoy."

Features

☑ Internationalisation (dont le Français), ...

Installation [fr]

INSTALLATION :

➥ Installation à partir du binaire du jeu :

Le jeu est en dépôt, il suffit d'installer le paquet.


LANCEMENT DU JEU :

• Si vous avez installé le jeu à partir d'un paquet : Alt F2 puis saisissez : /usr/games/queen

Test [fr]

Test de goupildb :

Un petit air de 6 jours, 7 nuits :).
Un bon jeu francisé, un graphisme superbe, dommage que l'écran soit un peu petit du fait de la faible résolution (320x200) du graphisme.