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In 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.


Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Apple II Hiding behind gravestone
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Title screen
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Apple II Presents / copyright date
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS We turn into an owl and launch ourselves into the air.

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Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1989 91 out of 100 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1989 880 out of 1000 88
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
SPAG DOS May 17, 1998 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide DOS 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 7.8 out of 12 65


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There 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.

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