Bloodwych (Atari ST)

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Description

The 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.

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Bloodwych Atari ST Decorative door
Bloodwych Atari ST It's empty and scary
Bloodwych Atari ST I sense danger
Bloodwych Atari ST Banner on the wall

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Home of Multi-Player Matt Styles (5) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

ST Format Aug, 1989 95 out of 100 95
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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Trivia

Remake

The 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 version

The Spectrum version was crammed into the system - just 7 BYTES of memory was left on the largest levels.

Awards

  • 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"

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