The New Secret of Pinocchio (Buratino)

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The New Secret of Pinocchio (Buratino)

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https://copperfeetgames.itch.io/the-new ... -pinocchio

Note. This run on MS Windows
This collection is dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the release of the first Russian quest "The Adventures of Buratino (Pinocchio)" in 1993. It includes a remastering of the original game and a sequel called "The New Secret of Pinocchio".

The game "The New Secret of Pinocchio" is a continuation of the well-known fairy tale. Now Pinocchio must save the theater "Lightning", help his friends and resist the intrigues of the insidious Fire Eater (also known as Karabas-Barabas).
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/1 ... f_Buratino
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Some backstory for people not so well versed in Russian games and in Russian culture generally.

This is a work of Vyacheslav Mednonogov, a famous Russian programmer who created in the 90s such megagames as Black Raven or UFO:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/list?label_id=15244

His nick Copper Feet is actually a translation of his real last name ;)

Good to see the old master working back on games, unfortunately not directly on Zx Spectrum although in the very Spectrum style.

And Buratino/Pinocchio thing is explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buratino

Buratino is a character very heavily inspired by Pinocchio. Some people would say he IS Pinocchio, some would say he's a plagiarism of Pinocchio ;)
Anyway most of children in Russia don't know Pinocchio, they know Buratino.
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Thanks @Ralf. Great to have the backstory.
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Ralf wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 9:39 pm Some people would say he IS Pinocchio, some would say he's a plagiarism of Pinocchio ;)
I'd say it is re-work for eastern culture. Something like nowadays we can find new Little mermaid.
Ralf wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 9:39 pm Anyway most of children in Russia don't know Pinocchio, they know Buratino.
Not only Russia, but nearly all ex-USSR. I think, back in time we read Buratino book in school.
Additionally, there is a soviet cartoon with very well done animation


And movie with a songs that became legendary between kids.
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