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The Immortal (Amiga)

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Description

Your old mentor Mordamir has disappeared - probably kidnapped. You're not too sure where he might be, but a dungeon is always a good place to look, so you seek out the nearest one and plunge into its depths. Beware: eight levels of traps and deadly enemies await.

The Immortal is an isometric game with puzzle-solving and action combat. Progress is made by encountering a hazard, dying, solving the problem, encountering the next hazard. To solve a level, you have to know its traps and their patterns by heart. The puzzles range from simple avoidance of traps to the correct use of items; you collect objects in an inventory. Every now and then, the game offers a special challenge. For example, you've got to ride a magic carpet through a hallway full of fire traps, or ride a barrel on an underground river.

The dungeon isn't empty: some friendly characters may have valuable information or trade items, the nasty sort of guys will attack. Combat is fought man-to-man on a special screen. Your adversary indicates his next attack a few seconds before he executes it, so you've got time to react appropriately. You can dodge to the left or the right, as well as attack from these two directions. There is no save option in the game, but you may restart each level as often as you like. Levels can be skipped by entering passwords.

Screenshots

The Immortal Amiga Found the entrance to the second level!
The Immortal Amiga ...but your name is not Dunric.
The Immortal Amiga An image of the old wizard Mordamir leaps from the candle and begins to speak.
The Immortal Amiga Couldn't avoid the tossed net, now the wizard is spider food.

Alternate Titles

  • "Wizard of the Immortal" -- Japanese title
  • "ウイザード オブ イモータル" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

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The Press Says

The One for Amiga Games Oct, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The One Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Your Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Amiga Jul, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Computing Sep, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Format Aug, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Console conversions

This game was ported to both the Nintendo NES and Sega Genesis console systems. The NES version featured slightly lengthier dialog, simplified graphics with smaller character sprites, and both the title screen and the spider level were removed (to save space, and possibly because the titular "Immortal" was deemed "too disturbing"). The Sega Genesis version is, to my knowledge, completely faithful to the original computer release.

Both console versions feature a larger soundtrack and some more tunes than the computer version.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #38 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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EboMike (3009) added The Immortal (Amiga) on Oct 28, 2003
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