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Saracen (Atari 8-bit)

Saracen Atari 8-bit Title Screen

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A combination puzzle/action game from Datasoft. In each of the 100 levels, the player moves a crusader through an obstacle filled maze trying to reach the Saracen Chief and detonate a bomb next to him. The chief does not move, instead remaining in a set position.

Along the way, he must avoid roaming guards, bouncing cannonballs, and other traps. The crusader is armed with a bow and can pick up directionally specific arrows that are used to stop guards or destroy walls. The arrows being limited to shooting in one of the four compass directions is exacerbated by only being able to carry one object (key, arrow or bomb) at a time. For these reasons, the game's puzzle leanings and the need for a methodical approach are strong.

There is generally only one way to solve each level and proper use of the given tools is key to finding it.

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Saracen Atari 8-bit Title Screen
Saracen Atari 8-bit Which wall?
Saracen Atari 8-bit Lots of enemies to avoid
Saracen Atari 8-bit How to remove that wall?

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Martin Smith (63136) added Saracen (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 16, 2006
Other platforms contributed by ClydeFrog (10067) and Martin Smith (63136)