DescriptionThe land of Trazere was once ruled by the powerful and benevolent organization of mages known as Bloodwych. Governed by the Grand Dragon, the Bloodwych supervised over the balance in the land, protecting it from evil and driving it to prosperity. However, the second-in-command of Bloodwych, named Zendick, turned against his group, banished his opponents to the astral plane, and began working on a mad plan - summon the ultimate evil, the Lord of Entropy. The player controls the champion of Trazere, whose ultimate goal is to stop Zendick and restore peace in the country.
Bloodwych is an RPG in the style of Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, being a 3D first-person maze-like game. This game's distinguishing feature is the two-player split screen support, allowing simultaneous playing on one computer.
Each player controls a party of four characters. The four basic classes are warrior, mage, adventurer, and thief; however, each class also has sub-classes, which are represented by four different colors. These colors come into play also when the characters learn and combine spells.
Part of the Following Group
|Home of Multi-Player||Matt Styles (5)|
|ST Format||Aug, 1989||95 out of 100||95|
|Zero||Nov, 1989||88 out of 100||88|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Nov, 1989||83 out of 100||83|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Oct, 1989||819 out of 1000||82|
|Power Play||Oct, 1989||74 out of 100||74|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Sep, 1989||8.5 out of 12||71|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||1992||61 out of 100||61|
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RemakeThe developers of Bloodwych (Pete James and Anthony Taglione) later made a remake of their game, called Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard. The selectable characters are even the same for both games.
The game is set in the same universe as The Four Crystals of Trazere, which was also developed by the same programmers.
Spectrum versionThe Spectrum version was crammed into the system - just 7 BYTES of memory was left on the largest levels.
- ST Format
- January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
- May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"
Related Web Sites
- Amiga Reviews - Bloodwych (A particularly glowing review of the game, from Scott Johnson, whose hit Hired Guns was greatly inspired by this game.)
- The Un-Official Bloodwych Site (A fansite dedicated entirely to Bloodwych.)