IntoTheVerticalBlank - 02/07/2022
My head bopped along to the jaunty title tune as the game showed the various enemy you will encounter. The games turns out to be a really colorful version of Rogue. Well not rogue exactly, but it's an action adventure set in rogue-like rooms against a lot of creatures and magic. The visuals are really well done, the spot sounds are great, and the control is good. It's gets a little hectic, and I needed a cheat to last any length of time, but you have to play it to see how fun it can be. The goal id to kill 96 wizards, Every once in a while you will land on a tile and be thrown into an unscramble the word game., Do it quick enough and you will gain runes to equip magic powers.
I remember I got this game from my friend. She had Atari ST with the set of many other games, like Moon Patrol, Beyond the Ice Palace, Joust, Cracked etc. And this, of course. Ranarama was really nice - I'm somehow impressed even today since 1990 :-) However, I believe one cannot finish this game. Am I worng? Could you prove that I'm wrong?
| Génération 4 · Février, 1988
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