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Game Box for The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (PC)

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun PC

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is an arcade game by Infogrames, created on the basis of a popular Belgian comic book series, which has been translated into more than 50 languages since its inception in 1929.

Arcade | platform | comics

PC / Windows
The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun cover

developer: Atari / Infogrames

publisher: Atari / Infogrames

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

12July1997

Prisoners of the Sun to third (after Tintin on the Moon and Tintin in Tibet) plays an arcade game with Tintin in the lead role, prepared by Infogrames. As before, the creators of the game loosely referred to the source, in this case the fourteenth comic book about the adventures of the title journalist. The plot is similar - Professor Calculus is kidnapped by unknown perpetrators and our daredevil sets out to save him - but the story itself has been led in a completely different way. For example: in the pictorial prototype, the action takes place mainly in Peru, while the work of French programmers throws us to different corners of the world.

The game in The Adventures of Tintin was divided into small, closed stages. Usually we are dealing here with a typical side-scroller, that is, an arcade, where the screen moves left or right. From time to time, however, there are sequences in which the perspective changes and we observe the hero from behind his back - for example, when we get behind the wheel of a car or during a train ride in the Andes. The key role in the game is played by the passing time. To beat each level we have a few dozen seconds and if we can't fit within the deadline set by the creators, the fun must start from the beginning.

Prisoners of the Sun differs from other platformers in that the hero can move on two planes, close to the user and at some distance from him. Entering the depths of the screen helps to bypass enemies patrolling the area and terrain obstacles. Tintin can't eliminate his opponents, so using a second plan is often the only way to avoid danger.

The game was first released on the SNES console. The PC conversion has not been visually modified in any way, so it offers only a low resolution of 320x200. Nevertheless, the graphic design deserves attention, especially as it was made in a style similar to the cartoon-like original.

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Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

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