& Reviewed by Kee Draws
"Heisse Luft" (German for "Hot Air") was published
in Germany via the disk magazine "Game On", which
consisted of a transparent plastic hull, a colourful
inlay, a cardboard and, of course, the disc...
The aim of the game is to fly through several screens
and pick up some people (I am not using the term
"rescue" here, as some of those people seem to live in a
perfectly fine town). I have to say that the game
somehow fascinated me. Maybe it was the balloon, which
reminded me of the Commodore balloon from the C64
manual, but maybe it was also that the game did not play
like any other game back then. It is not extremely long,
usually takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete at the
Luft somehow holds a special place in my heart and I
load it up every few months to complete it and get my
own island. You heard right... the reward for completing
it is your own tropical island!
Oooo... nice island!
And a camel too!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Played through (it's very easy) in about 15 minutes (had
to do it twice due to some technical problems so I had
some practice already).
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
You get an image of your balloon docked at an island
that has palm trees, a house and a camel. You also see
how long it took you, how many people you rescued, your
points and your rank. When you press space, you see this
short text: "There was a millionaire under the people
that you rescued. Out of gratitude, he gifts you a small
nice tropical island. From now on, you have a wonderful
life there and get pampered by the female islanders."