Enter the world of being a prospector during the infamous gold rush of the 1800's; do you have what it takes to strike it big? If you're up for the challenge, look no further than Lost Dutchman Mine 3D, as you enter the shoes of the main character known as the old timer who is hoping to strike it big and find the famous Lost Dutchman Mine.
The story is simple enough for this game, you are known as old timer and you are trying to find the location of the famous Lost Dutchman mine, but you're going to have to do a lot of searching and find 4 map pieces to help you find this lost mine as the title says. But along the way you can earn your fortune, through gambling with the card game known as Faro. Or pan for gold in the desert, looking for mines with more gold and so on.
Graphically this game stands out, the fact that the developer decided to design the game with a 3-D interface, it may seem a little confusing at first, but as you play the game it's actually quite effective. As well in certain areas, the game resorts to a First Person view, which was surprising to see and I wasn't expecting it, mostly the first person view is used during encounters with enemies or navigating the mines.
Only minor issue with the game was that sometimes path finding was a little spotty and my character would end up getting stuck in a part of the building and would just keep walking but would not be moving, annoying to say the least. The music itself I found to be irritating, it does blend nicely with the actual time period however, more that it kept repeating that was the issue for me. As well the game does use voice work in certain parts, so that was nice to see.
If you're looking for a different kind of adventure game, full of gold, cowboys, and uh more gold, then look no further than Lost Dutchman Mine 3D.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for ages: 13+
32 bit Windows (DirectX 9)