Well, the upper part of the screen is the actual gamescreen, here you see all
the action happening, just like in a movie, you see what Joe is doing, or what else is
happening. In the lower quarter of the screen there are the buttons you can use to influence
what's happening in the game.
On the left there are the actionbuttons and on the right is your inventory.
The actionbuttons are as follows:
- Look at
- Talk to
after this there is your
Once you collected more than 4 items you have to scroll through your
inventory by using the arrow buttons.
You have to use your mouse to click on a action
button to build little sentences that Joe will perform then. For example, you can tell
Joe to pull the curtain in the back of the hotelroom open. And this is how you make it work:
Click on the "Move" action button. Then click on the Curtain cord.
Joe pulls the cord and the curtains open.
You can also build sentence with the items in your inventory, e.g.:
Use sheet-rope on radiator.
Then Joe will think of a way he can use these two things together.
The Options Menu
To get acces to the options menu you just push F5.
The whole menu looks like a diary, Joe's Diary.
On the left side of the menu there are the points of interest in the menu:
- Read Entry
load a saved game!
- Make Entry
you can save your Game here!
you can make up to 100 diary entries! This should be enough, even for you.
You close the options menu with this button!
- Give up
End your actual game!
The Game will ask you if you are serious before shutting down.
you can do a lot of other things in the options menu, such as:
- Shut down the Talkieversion of the Game Flight of the Amazon Queen.
- Turn off the soundfx!
- Turn on/off the shown dialog screens
- regulate the speed of these shown dialogs
- turn on/off the groovy muzak
- regulate the volume of this groovy muzak!