DescriptionIn this Infocom Graphic Interactive Fiction, you play the role of Arthur in search of the Excalibur sword, stolen by the evil King Lot. To aid you in your quest, you are assisted by Merlin who grants you the power to transform yourself into a variety of animals.
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|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Oct, 1989||92 out of 100||92|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Oct, 1989||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Oct, 1989||89 out of 100||89|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Sep, 1989||880 out of 1000||88|
|Commodore User||Amiga||Sep, 1989||83 out of 100||83|
|SPAG||DOS||May 17, 1998||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||Macintosh||1998||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Sep, 1989||7.8 out of 12||65|
|Power Play||Amiga||Sep, 1989||65 out of 100||65|
|GamersHell.com||DOS||Sep 16, 2000||5.5 out of 10||55|
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ReferencesThere are some puns and references in the game that require trying out certain things:
- When typing "ask about bird" when speaking to the village idiot, he'll talk about Larry Bird instead.
- When visiting the kraken, typing "ask about kraken" will cause him to give a familiar Muhammad Ali quote.
- Eating food as an owl or turtle will give a message about "Purina (the animal you've turned in to)-chow".
- Typing "look at woman" when in the underground chamber.
- After killing the boar, trying to pull the tusk out of the boar's mouth.
Related Web Sites
- The Infocom Gallery (High-quality scans of the grey box package and manual of Arthur.)