The Eidolon (Apple II)

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You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.


The Eidolon Apple II Scores
The Eidolon Apple II In-game
The Eidolon Apple II Lucasfilm intro
The Eidolon Apple II Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title

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  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

ZZip (795) added The Eidolon (Apple II) on Feb 07, 2006
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