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Obitus (Atari ST)

Obitus Atari ST Title screen.

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Description

A medieval history lecturer named Wil Mason has been transported to the fantasy world of Middlemere, which is ruled by four rival brothers. Wil's aim is to find the secret to how he was transported here and discover a way back.

Obitus is a role-playing game with action elements. It utilizes a first-person view for exploration, similarly to Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. One of the more remarkable features is in the first-person mode: rather than having just 4 directs to face and flicking between them, there are 8 directions and the view scrolls smoothly as you turn. This smooth scrolling continues when you move forward, giving the game more of a 3D feel.

The action elements consist of horizontal scrolling areas where you fight enemies with your bow while avoiding their attacks. Later you encounter a similar type of gameplay that involves exploring castles and adds 4 directional movement.

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Obitus Atari ST Your surroundings.
Obitus Atari ST There's a key.
Obitus Atari ST Title screen.
Obitus Atari ST Big door.

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The Press Says

ST Action Nov, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ST Format Jun, 1992 61 out of 100 61

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Trivia

In the PC version, it was much easier getting through the dungeons (which were dark in the original Amiga/ST versions if the player had no torch) since it only ran in 16-colours, leaving no way to darken the maze very well, so it got left as full brightness.
Martin Smith (63155) added Obitus (Atari ST) on Aug 15, 2004
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