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Shadowgate (Apple IIgs)

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Advertising Blurbs

Ad in Game Player's PC Strategy Guide, May/June 1990:


    Can you outwit and overcome the thoroughly-evil Warlock Lord? His mysterious spell holds Castle Shadowgate captive. Dozens of hidden pitfalls and nasty entities lurk in every corner.

    Probe along menacing stone corridors looking for hidden passageways. Discover mysterious artifacts in dark chambers. Clues are there for those bold enough, and wise enough. Torches. Keys. Gemstones.

    Slay a dragon, cross a river of fire.

    But be careful. A wrong move could bring your quest to an untimely end. A whole world of options are at your command with dynamic graphics to bring the dark mysteries of the Middle Ages to life.

    The question is... are you up to the challenge of Castle Shadowgate?

    Contributed by Belboz (6486) on Nov 01, 2001.

From the back cover:
    The wind whistles shrilly through the halls as you step gingerly over the threshold. You've just entered Shadowgate, once a shining fortress, now an evil, dark, moldering ruin. In your hands lies the fate of your land... freedom and sunlight, or the dark dominion of the Warlock Lord. Only you, the last of an ancient line of kings, can hope to stop the evil one from his dread purpose: the raising of the titan Behemoth and the destruction of the land.

    Enter Shadowgate's diabolical fantasy world filled with dragons, demons, wizards, trolls and more than a little mayhem. A tangled web of intrigue draws you in, until it's too late and you're trapped. Like Déjà Vu and Uninvited before it, Shadowgate has earned the praises of game players everywhere.

    "Shadowgate is technically, visually, and aurally superior to most of its competition..." -MacWorld Magazine

    "In keeping with tradition, Shadowgate is one of the most exciting games around. It has everything a great graphic adventure game should have: great graphics, great sound, great adventure." -MacUser Magazine

    "Shadowgate is an excellent product." -Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by Belboz (6486) on Sep 22, 2001.