Three Weeks in Paradise

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Three Weeks in Paradise
Developer(s) Chris Hinsley
Publisher(s) Mikro-Gen
Series Wally Week
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum
Release
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Three Weeks in Paradise is a computer game released in 1986 by Mikro-Gen for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC platforms. [1] It is the last action-adventure platform game from the Wally Week series.

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Gameplay

The Weeks family are trapped on a tropical island inhabited by cannibals. Herbert and Wilma (Wally's son and wife) have been captured, and Wally must rescue them and build a raft to escape. [2]

The player only controls Wally and must solve puzzles and avoid obstacles such as animals and natives - especially the tribal chief, who's patrolling the area. Each puzzle solved builds a piece of escape raft. As with previous Wally games humour plays an important part in both the gameplay and puzzle solving.

The graphics were detailed and the Spectrum version had an option to switch off Wally's natural colour, which would remove the colour clash. In the ZX Spectrum +128 version there are few additional screens and objects to use, but the rest of the game remains the same.

Development

Reception

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Amstrad Action 67% [3]
Amtix 91% [4]
Crash 93% [5]
CVG 35/40 [6]
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Your Sinclair 9/10 [8]

Three Weeks in Paradise received positive reception from critics. The ZX Spectrum version was voted number 76 in the Your Sinclair Official Top 100 Games of All Time. [9]

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