Immortal, The (Nintendo NES, 1990)
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|You stand on what remains of the ancient city of Erinoch, destroyed by a dragon a millenium ago. Ahead of you lies the Labyrinth of Eternity where you are sure you will find your long lost mentor, Mordamir.
In The Immortal, you assume the role of a wizard in pursuit of his former master. As you travel through the six levels of the Labyrinth of Eternity, you'll have to use your wits to avoid booby traps. You'll also need your skills in fighting and wizardry to defeat any goblins, trolls, or other beasts that may confront you. To help you out, you may find items such as rings, potions, and amulets. Also, meet other warriors (or their corpses) who may be exploring the labyrinth as well.
Combat in the game is offered in the form of a variety of non-player characters wandering or protecting a specific portion of the map. Fireball spells can be freely used to dispatch these enemies on the isometric field. However, they can not be used once the game has entered combat mode. Combat mode is initiated upon coming into close contact with these characters, and the game play shifts from the standard isometric view to a zoomed-in two-dimensional view in real-time. The real-time battle engine is limited to dodging opponent's attacks and performing sword swings and stabs.
Proceed with caution through the Labyrinth of Eternity and you may just fulfill your quest in The Immortal.
In 1992, Dragon gave the game 4 out of 5 stars. Computer and Video Games magazine were similarly positive, praising the graphics and control scheme and awarding The Immortal a score of 93 out of 100.
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre||Action/Adventure, Role Playing Game|
|Number of Players||1|
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