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Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

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Embark on an epic cross-country journey that sends an unlikely hero deep into the heart of the wild west in search of love and an ancient, cursed treasure mine, said to contain inconceivable wealth!

Meet Al Emmo. He's single. He's also a feeble, forty-two-year-old Easterner. But he has a plan: travel out west, marry a mail-order bride, bring her back east to introduce to his aging parents, and prove that he's a real man! Are you ready?

But does Al have what it takes to be a cowboy? A stranger in town - a charming royal from Spain - competes for the object of Al's affections. And a looming thousand-year-old Aztec curse is bound to keep him on his toes. Brave a horde of desert perils including excessively-equipped prairie dogs, an extremist termite exterminator, arrow-happy Indians, and a liquor SO potent, you won't even remember your hangover!

Does redemption lie within the haunted depths of the Lost Dutchman's Mine? Is Al brave enough to enter? And will his parents even miss him? Find out in Himalaya Studios' Wild Western, point-and-click adventure game!

Developed and produced by Himalaya Studios, the team behind the popular and acclaimed free remakes of King's Quest 1, 2 ,3 and Quest for Glory 2.


  • Steam Trading Cards and Badges
  • Achievements
  • Classic 2D-animated cutscenes
  • Over 120 high-res, hand-painted background scenes
  • More than 15,000 frames of fluid, pre-rendered character animation
  • Unique Look, Interact, and Talk narrator messages for every location, item, and character
  • Detailed speech portraits for all characters, all fully-voiced and lip-synced
  • More than two hours of lovingly scored original music by Tom and Dianne Lewandowski
  • Nine Acts filled with fun, excitement, humor, and danger!
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Himalaya Studios
Himalaya Studios
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Processor: 800 Mhz or above
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32-bit SVGA Video card
  • DirectX: Version 6.0
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Digital soundcard

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Debian 7 (or compatible)
  • Processor: 800 Mhz or above
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32-bit SVGA Video card
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Digital soundcard
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Secret Gentlemens' Business
Visit Lou Heifer's love shack.
Read every book title in the game.
Buried Treasure
Locate the Indian Casino.
The Big Haul
Snag every catchable item with the fishing rod.
Serial Pest
Exhaust the list of excuses while trying to enter Lou Heifer's Office.
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Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine reviews and comments

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Al Emmo or how an Adventure can be Fun That it's fun to spend several Hours in an Adventure with a 40-year-old With a voice in need of getting used to, doesn't seem entirely obvious-but why, why and at all, I try to explain that. Originally published in 2006, the Game was adapted to Modern Systems, reworked, Cut-scenes, so that in 2012 a quite profitable Adventure of the Himalayan Studios in good Fashion of the Sierra adventures saw the Daylight, so that one could Finally this Year (2014) took the Step on Steam. The Game is set in the fictional Village of Anozira, a Small Town in the Soloes Of the Wild West, which comes to Life in numerous Locations. This is also reflected well in the well-fitting Soundtrack, which frames and animates the Scenes (Saloon, Casino, Indian Village, Etc.). On The other hand, Voice-acting does not fall off, the individual Persons are to be distinguished, since one used some distinct (exaggerated) Accents-and yes, unfortunately, the Main Character has the most unsympathetic Voice, which fits perfectly with the Figure. The hand-drawn Backgrounds are atmospheric, but the Animations of the characters cannot obscure the Age of the Game: So a Negative Point is clearly to be called: Why on Earth does the Main Character have to move so damn slowly? Yes, even if he runs you are usually tempted to shorten the Whole thing by Esc. The big Plus of the whole thing, however, is the loving, sometimes somewhat stupid black Humor, with which the Developers invite the Player to click on every object that is still too inconspicuous and the always entertaining, usually with Alliteration, (erotic) Allusions, Sarcasm, etc. to discover Comments-delicious! And Al is followed by a Narrator on every Step, resulting in extremely funny Comments, mostly at the Main Character's expense. The Jokes are at a good Level (as hinted at above), often referring to societal Themes and 90S figures (Do the Kids still Know Pamela Anderson? Hugh Hefner probably already;-)-and also a Part of Self-irony has succeeded the Developers (In-Game Cd). Along with skullige Characters (military Meerkat anyone?), my Diaphragm was quite magnificently trained. Ahja the Puzzles, it is an Adventure: These are for the most Part logical, although sometimes something thought around the Corner. It is usually used with, or connect, to the Puzzle, although there are also some Puzzles and logical Puzzles. That the Story itself only gets Off to a sluggish start and is spread over the 9 Acts with a clear Speed out in the back, may be compensated for by the Humour. Along with Collectible cards, Achievements I was at least entertained very well, had my Fun with the Characters and Locations and would be more than happy about a (hinted) successor. On then Al, find your Rita and leave the Fingers of slimy Villains!
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