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    The Amazon Trail FAQ/Walkthrough version 1.4
    First created: 5/4/04
    Last updated: 8/19/06
    Written by "Snowshoe" Tengan <midnightmoth@gmail.com>
    Platform: PC (Windows 3.1 or greater, Macintosh 7.1 or higher)
    Genre: Adventure
    Published and developed by Mecc
    This document is copyrighted to me and is for private use ONLY.  Using this
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    Table of Contents
    1. Story
    2. Controls
    3. Walkthrough
       a. Belem
       b. On the River
       c. Xingu River
       d. Santarem
       e. Trombetas River
       f. Madeira River
       g. Manaus
       h. Purus River
       i. Tefe
       j. Ica River
       k. Leticia
       l. Napo River
       m. Iquitos
       n. Maranon River
       o. Pucallpa
       p. Apurimac River
       q. Vilcabamba
    4. Fishing FAQ
    5. Animal/Plant checklist
    6. Basket checklist
    7. Special thanks
    1. Story
    Peru, Indiana:
    A storm rages outside as you lie asleep in your bed.  Suddenly the animals on
    your posters spark to life.  A black jaguar appears to you in your dreams.
    "I am the jaguar of the Inca King.
    We are hiding from the conquistadors
    in the secret city of Vilcabamba.
    We are sick with a fever.
    We need medicine that only you can bring.
    Follow me back in time through the blue mist
    up the Amazon River to rescue my people."
    2. Controls
    There are six buttons on the bottom of the screen:
    Start upriver - This is a green button with a blue and orange arrow.  It takes
    you back to the river and lets you leave towns.
    Talk to your guide - This is an orange button with a hieroglyph.  You can check
    your situation (days you've been traveling, health, etc.), choose to rest when
    you're sick, change your pace, or change your rations.
    Check your supplies - This is a yellow button with a woven design.  You can see
    how much food, tents, machetes, harpoons, sets of clothes, first-aid kits, and
    lanterns you have left.  You can also access the photo album from here.
    Check the map - This is a blue button with a compass.  You can find your
    general location, check your progress and situation, or ask to return to the
    mouth of a river.
    Read the guidebook - This is a red button with an open book.  Use it to look up
    extra information on diseases, animals, plants, places, trade items, and people.
    Talk to people - There are usually two people at every stop along the river.
    You can trade with them or obtain useful information about the river and
    3. Walkthrough
    a. Belem: September 4, 1993
    When you first arrive in Belem, a guard will stop you and ask you for your name.
    He will then let you choose one of two people to be your guide.  If you talk to
    the guides they will tell you the history of the city and let you see their
    The first guide is Antonio.
    He has:
    3 tents
    400 lbs of food
    7 sets of clothing
    10 machetes
    13 harpoons
    80 first-aid kits
    20 lanterns
    The other guide is his sister, Isabel.
    She has:
    2 tents
    400 lbs of food
    10 sets of clothing
    10 machetes
    10 harpoons
    90 first-aid kits
    30 lanterns
    I personally prefer Isabel.  She has more first-aid kits and clothing, which
    help prevent illnesses.  I also think she's less annoying.  However, the choice
    is entirely up to you.
    After you've chosen a guide, you should stop and talk with the other people in
    town.  You'll want to trade away of most of your food since it is the most
    easily obtained of your items.
    -Ann the botanist has a tent, a first-aid kit, a lantern, and a harpoon.
    -Jose the cattle rancher has some food, a machete, some clothes and a lantern.
    When you're done trading, click on the green arrow button to leave the city.
    b. On the River
    You'll meet up with the jaguar again who tells you to find cinchona for the
    Inca people.  You'll have to trade for some at the next stop.  But for the
    meantime, let's explore the river.
    The river is a very dangerous place.  There are logs, whirlpools, and other
    boats to avoid.  If you are unfortunate to hit one of these obstacles, your
    canoe will capsize and you'll lose supplies or even drown (really).
    You may also notice that you have a camera.  Use it to take pictures of any
    animals you see along the river or in the rainforest.
    The animals that can be found in the river are:
    Amazon River Turtle
    Amazonian Manatee
    Great Egret
    Jaguar (apparently this cat likes to swim)
    Spectacled Caiman
    Sometimes you'll see huts along the river.  Click on the hut and you'll recover
    full health as well as supplies.
    If you stray too far from the main river, you may end up in the territory of an
    unfriendly tribe, resulting in a game over.  Check the map often to avoid this.
    The various illnesses are the greatest troubles you'll come across. ALWAYS rest
    when you get sick or your health will quickly deteriorate.
    At the end of the first stretch of river you'll pass through the second blue
    mist.  It would be a good idea to go fishing before you reach the next town.
    Check the fishing section of this FAQ for more details.
    c. Xingu River: June/July 1946
    You've arrived at the mouth of the Xingu River.  Be sure to pick up some
    cinchona and a blowgun while you're here.
    -Claudio Villas Boas has a machete, a blowgun, some barbasco, and some food
    -Richard Evans Schultes has some cinchona, a machete, some pilocarpus, and some
    After you're done, click the green arrow button to leave.  The jaguar tells you
    to look for rosewood oil.  You'll want to take all the left paths on the river.
    If you don't see the blue mist after a short while, you've probably gone the
    wrong way.  Click on the blue compass button and ask your guide to turn around.
    d. Santarem: May 23, 1938
    You're at the next city already.  That was quick.  Get the rubber ball from
    Henry Ford before you leave.
    -Henry Ford has a rubber ball, some copal oil, some food, and a lantern.
    -Emilio has a machete, some guarana, some leche caspi, and some cacao.
    Stick to the right of the river until you reach the mouth of the Trombetas and
    the next blue mist.
    e. Trombetas River: July 1925/June 1938
    The two people here will tell you different dates if you ask them.  Apparently
    the blue mist flows through the town, too. You should get the curare and
    rosewood oil before you leave.
    -Claude Levi-Strauss has a tent, some curare, a blowgun, and some leche caspi.
    -Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett has some rosewood oil, some indigo, some
    barbasco, and a lantern.
    The jaguar now wants a woven basket. Keep to the left this time. It'll be 
    several hundred miles until you reach the Madeira River.
    f. Madeira River: June 21, 1914
    You can trade for a turtle and an iguana here, but it's better to keep your
    supplies.  Turtles are common along the river and iguanas can be found in the
    -Theodore Roosevelt has an iguana, some leche caspi, a turtle, and a harpoon.
    -Colonel Candido Rondon has a machete, a blowgun, some barbasco, and some
    When you leave, take the right paths at the forks in the river to reach Manaus.
    g. Manaus: March 21, 1850/September 23, 1851
    You can pick up some butterflies here for the Inca people, or you can find your
    own in the rainforest.
    -Henry Walter Bates has some butterflies, some vanilla, some barbasco, and a
    -Alfred Russel Wallace has a harpoon, some indigo, some rosewood oil, and some
    leche caspi.
    To continue upriver, travel due west.  Take the left pathway in the fork.
    h. Purus River: April 1560
    At last you can get that basket the jaguar was bugging you about. Paikan will
    gladly trade his basket for only 50 pounds of food, which is a good deal.  Also
    get the cloves from Aguirre before you leave.
    -Paikan has some food, a basket, some copal oil, and some vanilla.
    -Lope de Aguirre has some cloves, some balsam oil, some indigo, and a machete.
    The jaguar now wants a mask (or certain animals/plants if you haven't collected
    them).  Continue westward to Tefe.
    i. Tefe: October 4, 1865
    There is nothing much of interest here.  You can trade for a first-aid kit if
    you're running low or talk to the Boras Indian to hear a story.
    -Elizabeth Agassiz has some justicia, some clothes, some cacao, and a first-aid
    -Bakodori has some food, some cinchona, some pilocarpus, and a rubber ball.
    The rivers are really narrow from here on, testing your maneuvering abilities.
    I can't give you any clear directions at this point since there are several
    paths you can take.  After a few days you should reach the mouth of the Ica
    j. Ica River: August 13, 1993
    There are some new items here that you can trade for, but are not needed.
    -Maria has a first-aid kit, some Brazil nuts, some ipecacuanha, and some curare.
    -The Witoto Indian has some balsam oil, a basket, some food, and some unonopsis.
    "Follow the long island across the river.  Keep the left bank in sight."
    k. Leticia: December 1769
    Nothing new here.  Move along.
    -Isabela Godin has a passionflower, a machete, some vanilla, and some barbasco.
    -The Tucuna Indian has a blowgun, some guarana, some food, and a harpoon.
    Take the right when the river forks.
    l. Napo River: March 13, 1542/February 1638
    Again there is nothing new here.  You can pick up rosewood oil or cloves if you
    missed getting them earlier.
    -Captain Francisco de Orellana has some rosewood oil, some indigo, some copal
    oil, and a tent.
    -Captain Pedro de Teixeira has some vanilla, some cloves, some indigo, and a
    Stay to the left path and continue westward to Iquitos.
    m. Iquitos: March 12, 1904
    You'll need to trade for the manioc from the Witoto Indian before you leave.
    -Julio Arana has a rubber ball, some clothes, some balsam oil, and some
    rosewood oil.
    -The Witoto Indian has some manioc, a machete, an iguana, and some unonopsis.
    Follow the river south.  You're almost there!
    n.  Maranon River: June 7, 1800/Ocotober 21, 1859
    Nothing new here except for the ipecacuanha.  I don't think it has any value
    apart from being a trade item.
    -Richard Spruce has a lantern, some cinchona, some pilocarpus, and some
    -Alexander von Humboldt has some food, some birds, some chondrodendron, and a
    Keep to the west bank and continue south.
    o. Pucallpa: July 17/August 23, 1964
    This is the only place you can get the mask so best pick it up now.
    -Loren McIntyre has a tent, some curare, some copal oil, and a first-aid kit.
    -Gene Savoy has a first-aid kit, a mask, some vanilla, and some clothes.
    The jaguar will now congratulate you for finding all of the items the Inca King
    needs.  Continue southward.
    p. Apurimac River: September 4, 1781
    This is your last stop before Vilcabamba, so be sure to get whatever you need
    -Jose Gabriel Tupac Amaru has a machete, a blowgun, some indigo, and some food.
    -The Mayoruna Indian has some food, some cinchona, some justicia, and some
    Go straight along the river until you reach a fork.  Take the left.
    q. Vilcabamba
    When you first arrive at Vilcabamba, no one is there.  If you try to leave, the
    Inca King, Titu Cosi, will thank you for your efforts and give you a golden
    shield to reward you. Congratulations!  You've beaten the game!
    4. Fishing FAQ
    You do not want to run out of food or your health will quickly deteriorate.  So
    how do you get more food?  By fishing, of course!  You can carry a maximum of
    500 lbs of food in your canoe.
    To go fishing, click on the blue button in the bottom right .  You will enter a
    fishing mini-game. The shadows of fish swim across the screen.  There is also a
    floating log that will break your harpoon if you hit it.  Aim for the blue spot
    in the middle of the swimming fish. If you miss, the fish will scatter and
    you'll have to try again.
    (Note: Each time you go fishing will add two days)
    List of Fish (8 species)
    Edible: Yes
    Weight: 5-25 lbs.
    Electric Eel
    Edible: No
    Weight: N/A
    Giant Catfish
    Edible: Yes
    Weight: 150-210 lbs.
    Edible: Yes
    Weight: 1-5 lbs.
    Edible: Yes
    Weight: 140-250 lbs.
    Red-bellied Piranha
    Edible: Yes, but dangerous
    Weight: 1-2 lbs.
    Edible: Yes, but dangerous
    Weight: 5-25 lbs.
    Edible: Yes
    Weight: 20-65 lbs.
    5. Animal/Plant Checklist
    (Note: Species with an * after them are needed for the Inca people)
    Bugs (6 species)
    Blue Morpho Butterfly*
    Goliath Bird-eating Spider
    Leaf-cutter Ant
    Rhinoceros Beetle
    New Insect Species (Red ant with green stripe on head)
    Birds (19 species)
    Blackish-Gray Antstrike
    Blue-backed Manakin
    Collared Trogon
    Common Potoo
    Crested Oropendola
    Fork-tailed Woodnymph
    Great Egret
    Green Honeycreeper
    Harpy Eagle
    King Vulture
    Mealy Parrot
    Paradise Tanager
    Red-billed Scythebill
    Scarlet Macaw*
    Spectacled Owl
    Toco Toucan
    Undulated Tinamou
    White-vented Euphonia
    Mammals (19 species)
    Amazonian Manatee
    Black Spider Monkey
    Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
    Collared Peccary
    Common Opossum
    Common Tapir
    Common Vampire Bat
    Giant Anteater
    Giant Armadillo
    Night Monkey
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Red Howler Monkey
    Red-rumped Agouti
    Plants (10 species)
    Banana Tree
    Brazil Nut Tree*
    Rubber Tree
    Reptiles and Amphibians (8 species)
    Amazon River Turtle*
    Common Iguana
    Poison Dart Frog
    Spectacled Caiman
    New Amphibian species (Green frog with red on its back)
    6. Basket Checklist (16 items)
    Blow Gun
    Blue Morpho
    Brazil Nuts
    River Turtle
    Rosewood Oil
    Rubber Ball
    Scarlet Macaw
    Woven Basket
    7. Special Thanks
    This is the section where I express my gratitude.
    I would like to thank:
    -Gamefaqs.com for hosting this FAQ and having the greatest video game FAQ
    collection on the net.
    -Any other sites that host this FAQ with my permission and encourage people
    to play this great game.
    -Mecc for designing a few of the best PC games I've ever played, such as the
    Amazon and Oregon Trail series.
    Hopefully some other people will send me new info and contribute to this FAQ 
    so this section can be larger.
    Copyright 2004-2006 "Snowshoe" Tengan.