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The Immortal (Atari ST)

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Description

Your old mentor Mordamir has disappeared - probably kidnapped. You're not too sure where he might be, but a dungeon is always a good place to look, so you seek out the nearest one and plunge into its depths. Beware: eight levels of traps and deadly enemies await.

The Immortal is an isometric game with puzzle-solving and action combat. Progress is made by encountering a hazard, dying, solving the problem, encountering the next hazard. To solve a level, you have to know its traps and their patterns by heart. The puzzles range from simple avoidance of traps to the correct use of items; you collect objects in an inventory. Every now and then, the game offers a special challenge. For example, you've got to ride a magic carpet through a hallway full of fire traps, or ride a barrel on an underground river.

The dungeon isn't empty: some friendly characters may have valuable information or trade items, the nasty sort of guys will attack. Combat is fought man-to-man on a special screen. Your adversary indicates his next attack a few seconds before he executes it, so you've got time to react appropriately. You can dodge to the left or the right, as well as attack from these two directions. There is no save option in the game, but you may restart each level as often as you like. Levels can be skipped by entering passwords.

Screenshots

The Immortal Atari ST Dunric's ring
The Immortal Atari ST Looks like someone has been digging here
The Immortal Atari ST It looks like there is traps ahead
The Immortal Atari ST The entrance room, there is no turning back now

Alternate Titles

  • "Wizard of the Immortal" -- Japanese title
  • "ウイザード オブ イモータル" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1990 910 out of 1000 91
ST Action Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Atari ST User Aug, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ST Format Mar, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Dec, 1990 76 out of 100 76

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Trivia

Console conversions

This game was ported to both the Nintendo NES and Sega Genesis console systems. The NES version featured slightly lengthier dialog, simplified graphics with smaller character sprites, and both the title screen and the spider level were removed (to save space, and possibly because the titular "Immortal" was deemed "too disturbing"). The Sega Genesis version is, to my knowledge, completely faithful to the original computer release.

Both console versions feature a larger soundtrack and some more tunes than the computer version.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #38 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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Terok Nor (18355) added The Immortal (Atari ST) on Apr 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by EboMike (3009), PCGamer77 (3028), -Chris (7363) and Garcia (4783)