Skull Island

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Skull Island
System(s): SC-3000
Publisher: Dotsoft
Genre: Adventure

Number of players: 1
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Non-Sega versions

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Skull Island is a graphical text adventure game developed by Australian company Softgold (formerly Gameworx Software), which specialised in multi-load text adventures written in BASIC.

It was released on the SC-3000 in 1984 by Dotsoft, exclusively in Australia. The game was also released on Commodore 64 in the same year.

Gameplay is based on the Scott Adams Standard 2-word verb-noun parser.

On first glance, the game appears to be inspired by Treasure Island


You stand on the beach of Skull Island ready to make your fortune. Looking out to sea, you see a shipwreck on the rocks of the point.

Ahead lies jungle extending to the base of the cliffs rising to form a snow covered peak in the centre of the island.

In your hand you hold a map of Skull Island, you discovered in your grandfather's sea chest. Strange, it has cryptic signs and a treasure chest. Strange how some people also call this place Treasure Island ......

— Box backcover [1]


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Physical scans

SC-3000, AU
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SF-7000, NZ (Bootleg/Pirate?)
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Disk (Side A)
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Disk (Side B)


Softgold Graphic Text Adventure Games for the Sega SC-3000
Alien (1984) | Ninja (1984) | The Search for King Solomon's Mines (1984) | The Secret of Bastow Manor (1984) | Skull Island (1984) | Thermo Nuclear War Games (1984) | The Case of the Mad Mummy (1985)