Heart of Africa is a pretty cool old Commodore 64 game. In Heart of Africa, you play an explorer searching for treasure. You can wander all over, looking for the treasure. But, with any expedition, you need supplies, so you’ll have to buy and trade with various native villages. But, if you’re feeling sinister, you can pull out your trusty gun and steal the supplies you need. This will make the natives quite unhappy, and next time you show up in the village, they’ll attack.
If you get caught, you’ll be stuck in a room with no doors. Each village had regular stuff for sale, and also a few more expensive items.
The more expensive items were rare, and you could use them to trade with other people in other villages. Or, you could sell the expensive item in other villages to make more money. If you talked to the people in the villages, you could find out information about where the treasure might be. Trading with the natives helped to get this information. You also have to take care of your explorer, they have food requirements, and so you must take care to stock up, or risk starvation. Of course, since you are hunting for treasure,
you need a shovel to find it, and that can also be obtained at the villages.
Not only can you walk around the continent, you can also obtain a boat and travel the waterways. The game can be quite hard, and the location of the treasure is randomized, so it’s always different. The graphics are so-so, but they remind me of a treasure map, a giant one you can walk on, until you find the treasure you seek. Not only is the game quite entertaining, but there is also an educational value in learning about the continent of Africa as well.