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6 Stars IFReview Rating The Smith's Stronghold

IFReviewed by Tom Zuchowski on 2006-05-06 11:29 

Game Profile

Author
Allan Porter

Idiom
English

Authoring System
Eamon

Release Year
1984

IFR Overall Rating
6 Stars IFR Overall Rating
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MAIN PGM Version: 5.0

Extra Commands: INSERT

Deleted Commands: None

Special Features: None

Playing Time: 1 hour

Reviewer Rating: 6.0

Description: "The Wizard Frobos has commissioned you to secure a dragontooth from the lair of the White Dragon beneath the smith's stronghold."

Comment: Here we have a pretty straightforward Hack'n'Slash Eamon, with a large map and well-written room descriptions. The play is to check out a smithy and the passages hidden below it. LOOK appears to do nothing special at all; there are many secret passages, but you can only find them by simply trying every direction in every room. There is one "Gotcha!" no-warning death trap. The monsters and weapons are somewhat boring, with names like DWARF10 and VIPER7.

No mental heavy lifting at all. Just check out all the passages and kill all the bad guys. I half-expected to get slammed by the dragon once I got the tooth, but all I saw was one quick glimpse of him and then he was gone. Difficulty rings in at (5).

Used with Matthew Clark's kind permition.
Original review available at Eamon Adventurer's Guild Online website.

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