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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

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Description

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.

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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Macintosh Merlin appears
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Title Screen (EGA)
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Macintosh Merlin disappears
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS The end...

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The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1989 880 out of 1000 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Macintosh Aug, 1989 880 out of 1000 88
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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

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Trivia

References

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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