Flight of the Amazon Queen is a graphical point-and-click adventure game developed by Interactive Binary Illusions and published by Renegade Software. For those of you who have played the classical point-and-click games for DOS, like Monkey Island
or Indiana Jones
, have you noticed something strange about this particular game? If you say that this game is extremely familiar, if not almost a copy-paste game, to those mentioned above, then you are right. But does it make the game bad? Well, not exactly. While the gameplay is very similar, the game at least offers an original(sort of) story and humour, of course. The story of the game follows a pilot named Joe King, who crash lands in the Amazon jungle and has to save his only passenger, a famous movice actress and save the world from a mad scientist. Pretty original, right? The graphics are quite good for its time, however there is one problem, a major one, that discourages you to continue playing: the lack of sound. The floppy disk version, as I know of, has no sound at all, not even sound effects. However, they tried to solve this with the CD-ROM version, but the damage has already been done. If you're familiar with the gameplay of most point-and-click games then this one has the same style, not offering anything new. In conclusion, Flight of the Amazon Queen is not quite and original game and the floppy disk version of the game is practically unplayable due to the lack of sound. If you really want to try it out, I'd recommend the CD-ROM version.