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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Sunday 13 July 2014

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I’m not going to use many children’s games for my adventure game scenes of the day, but I am making an exception for Tivola’s The Little Prince (2000).  Kenneth Branagh reads the text and it goes without saying that he does it very well. There are a few other voices of course, like the little prince himself, the fox, the rose. The text is displayed most of the time with some nice animations based on the original drawings. Sometimes the animated sequences take over and the text disappears. There are extra mini games, like taming the fox, taking care of your rose, which I didn’t play.  I don’t know if English-speaking children like the game, but I did.

     
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Love these minimalistic graphics. Seem very similar to the book’s drawings indeed. Is it still on sale somewhere?

     

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Yes, you can get it at amazon.co.uk or ebay. I should warn you though that Tivola’s games are not compatible with modern computers, so you’ll need extra emulator software.

     
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Karlok - 13 July 2014 05:48 AM

Yes, you can get it at amazon.co.uk or ebay. I should warn you though that Tivola’s games are not compatible with modern computers, so you’ll need extra emulator software.

Virtual PC will do the trick as always.
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I have changed the release date from 1998 to 2000. I went by the date at sites like Pagoda and Adventure Legends, although my game box said 2000. I should have trusted my box.  Shifty Eyed Thanks to Sefir’s question, I went to amazon and found that the modern English translation by Richard Howards that Tivola used, was published in 2000.

     
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It’s a great book , don’t know about the game.
If they kept it true to the book it’s spoiled for me.

     

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zobraks - 13 July 2014 07:42 AM

If they kept it true to the book it’s spoiled for me.

Nah, they changed the killer. Go play it.

     

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zobraks - 13 July 2014 07:42 AM

It’s a great book , don’t know about the game.
If they kept it true to the book it’s spoiled for me.

It’s a modern English translation of the original text. You can buy the same translation as a book. So yes, it’s true to the original. The game consists of the complete text + a voiced version with animations and minigames for children.

     
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It’s actually a French game released at the tail end of 1997.

The fact that Tivola acquired the rights and eventually released versions in other languages like German and English is interesting but those are localization dates and not the actual release date of the game.

Of course, if you just want the year to refer to the specific version you played, that’s your prerogative.

     

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