A super super game. Technically brilliant. Used the game engine as recused on fractulas, and boy is it a good engine. Simply incredible engineering.
Is this disk download really the scan of an original? It comes in "middle density" 128KB size, with the expansion zone on the disk entirely empty save for a speck of garbage in only one sector near the end. Game appears to function from a single density 90KB size disk. One of the newest Homesoft Library disks offers a .xex file conversion of The Eidolon, though file version requires model 130XE (more than 64K RAM). xex format is good as ROM, especially in emulation.
Definitely one of the more memorable games of that era for the Atari. I would *LOVE* to see an updated version this game, it has so much ptoential for a remake using proper up to date 3d graphics.
My first game I bought on tape back in the days, thanks for the nice scans of the manual. If you want to see how it get's finished check out my longplay over at http://www.c64-longplays.de/downloads.html#T
It's from the C64-version so please bear with me ;)
Lucasfilm released some really groundbreaking games at around this time - Rescue on Fractalus, Ballblazer, and this work of art.
Very atmospheric. The first time you saw a dragon wake and stare at you...
Ason Digital - 15/12/2005
I love this game.. This was my favorite game on the C64.
i STILL have the music in my head from exploring the caves... :O)
This game is very impressive (as Rescue on Fractus and Koronis Rift are), I love it. Dragon are terrible :)