Game Classification

Serra Pelada 1984  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Serra Pelada João Dente-de-Ouro ("John Goldtooth") was a miner in Serra Pelada ("Naked mountain range"), a Brazilian region that had a gold rush from 1980 until 1991. He chanced upon an enormous 154 pounds gold nugget that received the nickname "Foreign Debt" by the rejoicing locals. Four days after that discovery, João and the gold mysteriously disappeared while the festivities took place.

Serra Pelada is a text adventure from Brazil. The second adventure from Renato Degiovani, it was developed with the same set of tools used to create Amazônia. It also shares the first game's limited parser (it recognizes pronouns, but can't chain commands), but this time the accentuation of Portuguese words is optional. The player has 8 days to find the gold nugget (in-game time passes faster than in reality). Once the correct equipment is acquired, gold can be mined and sold, and the money received can be used to buy some necessary objects and bribe other characters. As a navigation aid, a segmented map of the place can be displayed with the MAPA command. The main danger comes in the form of common thieves and the hazardous dilapidated topography of the region (the prospecting was performed in open air, there wasn't any mines). [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : MSX - TRS-80