Jack Orlando

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Jack Orlando
Jack orlando coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Toontraxx
Publisher(s) TopWare Interactive
JoWood Productions (Director's cut)
Composer(s) Harold Faltermeyer
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Windows
Release 1997
Director's cut
  • RUS: September 1, 2001
  • NA: October 14, 2001
Steam: January 26, 2012
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure is a 1997 adventure game by Polish developer Toontraxx and German publisher TopWare Interactive. In 2001 a director's cut version was released, which adds the choice between easy and normal difficulty. The game was re-released in 2009 on GOG.com, and on January 26, 2012, a port of the director's cut was released on Steam.

The game plot follows an alcoholic private detective in the post-prohibition 1930's who is framed for murder. After being caught in an alley with a dead man, he is given 48 hours to clear his name and find the real killers. The game player takes on the titular role of Jack Orlando, a private detective who was once at the top of his game, but now stumbles from bar to bar burying his problems at the bottom of a whiskey bottle.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 55%[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
Adventure Gamers 3/5 stars[2]
GameSpot 6.8/10[3]
Just Adventure C−[4]

The game received mixed reviews from critics.[1] Just Adventure described the game's puzzles, plot, and audio as "a mixed bag", giving the game an overall C− rating.[4] Adventure Gamers rated it 2 out of 5 stars, strongly criticizing the gameplay, puzzles, voice acting and script but stating the "[l]ush artwork, strong score, a simple but solid plot and considerable attention to detail just about save it from total failure."[2] GameSpot noted that the game contains many useless items and conversations that lead nowhere, producing "an interesting change of pace from the standard adventure formula".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure for PC". GameRankings. 
  2. ^ a b Young, Stuart (10 August 2007). "Jack Orlando (Director's Cut) Review". Adventure Gamers. 
  3. ^ a b Dulin, Ron (15 October 2001). "Jack Orlando: A Cinematic Adventure". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 13 August 2003. 
  4. ^ a b Sluganski, Randy (8 May 2002). "Jack Orlando Director's Cut". Just Adventure. Archived from the original on 21 August 2002.