Battle Master

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
58
2.0
Genesis
...
2.0
Atari ST
68
...
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Description

An early squad based combat strategy game set in a medieval style fantasy world.

The player decides which race they want to play (Human, Orc, Dwarf or Elf) each with their own strengths and weaknesses. It is then a matter of clearing out areas of opponents and finding items to enhance your character's and companions abilities.

There are many traps to avoid and death is a constant in what most people would find a very tough game.

The nearest game to compare it to would be Rage Of Mages, though that has more of an RPG/RTT (real-time tactics) focus as opposed to "squad action", but it does bear aesthetic similarities and a squad based fantasy fighting theme.

Gameplay for leader is action-oriented, with a menu that allows to Parley/Travel/Rally Troops, change formations or use items. The leader attacks with Melee and Projectile buttons. Some classes are more reliant on teammates than others. "Parley" allows you to buy (but not sell) items, or buy a Safe Pass (skip the area)

Screenshots

Battle Master DOS He found an bow!
Battle Master DOS A group of Orc thieves attack the town of Dullham.
Battle Master DOS A group of thieves set off a trap in Brightleaf forest.
Battle Master Atari ST Game start

User Reviews

A sadly buggy and false attempt at a fantasy epic Amiga Keeper Garrett (963)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1991 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 8.5 out of 12 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1990 8.5 out of 12 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Nov, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Zzap! Amiga Dec, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1990 41 out of 100 41
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 41 out of 100 41

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Contributed to by JRK (11151), Kabushi (138960), Martin Smith (63061) and Keeper Garrett (963)