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Curse of Enchantia (Amiga)

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Description

Curse of Enchantia is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based interface.

Lil' Brad didn't believe in witches until he met one. The evil hag torments the fantasy land of Enchantia, and has just summoned Brad from the Earth as an ingredient to her potion of eternal youth. Brad doesn't like this plan. And who would be better suited to rid Enchantia of the sorceress than a tender teen? Well? A heavily armed mercenary? Yeah, good point, but there's none available, I'm sorry. Brad'll have to do.

Starting in a prison cell, you help Brad free himself and find his way on the ocean floor, through a medieval city, a junk yard and an ice castle. You command Brad via an icon bar that pops up if you press the right mouse button. Our hero can perform plenty of actions, e.g. wearing, inserting, combining or fighting. Apart from steering Brad around, you do not need to click on the screen. Brad has to stand next to the object he wants fiddle with, which will then appear as an icon in the command bar.

Curse of Enchantia features an interesting design element: The game manages to do almost without written messages. There are no object descriptions - the purpose of (most) items is apparent. In the rare occasions of interaction with other characters, symbols in balloons substitute words. If there is text on the screen, it's either signs or comic phrases - splash!


You cannot die in Curse of Enchantia; in fact, doing potentially deadly things is often rewarded with funny animations.

Screenshots

Curse of Enchantia Amiga Oh dear.
Curse of Enchantia Amiga Saying hi to the guard doesn't help.
Curse of Enchantia Amiga What could be through this keyhole?
Curse of Enchantia Amiga Put the fish bowl on your head and save the fishy,

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Nov, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Computing Dec, 1992 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Nov, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Nov, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Oct, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Nov, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Pixel-Heroes.de Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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In Ben's costume shop, even the caped crusader (or Batman to you ordinary folks) outfit is on display. Check the screenshot to see it.

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Rantanplan (1711) added Curse of Enchantia (Amiga) on Oct 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by -Chris (7365)