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Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit (Atari ST)

Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit Atari ST Title screen

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On their way to help in the battle against Sargon, a crew of adventurers each skilled in their own way encounter a storm that rips a hole in their ship. Safely reaching Lamini, or Land of Towers, the friendly people of the land help repair the damaged ship. As the crew members are looking for a job, they meet the Mayor of the town who is in need of messengers. He tells the adventurers that Lord Baniff has not been heard from in weeks, and that he needs them to seek him out in his Tower and bring word of his condition. Entering the doorway into the Tower, the entrance collapses behind them and they must find their way out.

The gameplay is similar to other first-person realtime D&D games like the Eye of the Beholder series, though not as complex. There are four characters in the game and you choose one to control. Spell incantations are learned from scrolls and are cast by combining the correct syllables. There are 15 levels to explore and tons of monsters and items to find. You can play the game in cooperative mode with another player using a link cable.

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Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit Atari ST Mighty storm (still intro)
Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit Atari ST How to open the gate?
Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit Atari ST Another closed door
Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit Atari ST Title screen

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The Atari Times Dec 04, 1996 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

According to development JV Games, Inc., Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit was the first game to include co-op play from computer to computer and across platforms.
JRK (11152) added Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit (Atari ST) on Dec 23, 2005
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