MANUFACTURER: ADVENTURE INTERNATIONAL (Distributed by Texas Instruments)
PRODUCT NUMBER: PHM 3189
PROGRAMMER: SCOTT ADAMS
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|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: This is Adventure #14 in the Adventure International series.
|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: According to Scott Adams, Return To Pirate's Isle "was written especially for the TI and was done from the ground up to have graphics to work on that system AND fit in a cartridge. A first I believe. It was a trial to see how graphic adventures would sell on the system. Sadly to say it came out just as TI decided to get out of the business...If it had worked then the next logical step would have been the Quest Probe series of Marvel characters."
|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: The graphics for this game were put together differently than most games. According to Scott Adams, " I did all the programming and I had a graphics artist do the artwork. Due to the size of the cartridge we did something unique on this game. Instead of using computer generated compression techniques the pictures were done by creating a palette of shapes that could be put together to form the final pictures. The initial fuzzy picture at the start of the game is an example of that. Its all the components of that picture put together in a random order."
|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: If you are having a hard time solving this game, check out the full solution done by Michael Javorka, Joe Waters, and Barry Boone. Just enter each word in order when playing the game and you will get all 13 treasures and a perfect score of 100.
|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: For those that are dying to play this game again on their PC or MAC, check out iFiction's Adventure International page, which includes an all-text version of Return To Pirate's Isle in addition to all of Scott Adams' other adventures.
|TOUCAN'S TRIVIA: In 2003 Scott Adams developed a sequel called Return To Pirate's Island 2 for the PC. It is available for $19.95 through his own web site, Scott Adams Grand Adventures. You might want to check it out if you can get through the original game!
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