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The Black Cauldron

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
Apple II
PC Booter

User Reviews

An Excellent Movie Adaptation and Sierra Game At Large. Apple II Guy Chapman (1744)
Awesome recreation of the movie! Wonderful product from the folks at Sierra! DOS OlSkool_Gamer (99)
One word to describe this game: amazing DOS *Katakis* (37865)
A well-crafted adventure with an innovative interface. DOS Roedie (5224)
Great game that recreates the magic of the books DOS Anthony Bull (26)
A good game, with features before its time! DOS Jonathon Howard (105)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 6 3.3
Apple II 7 4.1
Apple IIgs 3 4.0
Atari ST 4 4.0
DOS 33 3.5
PC Booter 12 3.6
Combined User Score 65 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Insgesamt ist dieses Adventure sehr klever gestaltet und fordert von dem Spieler einiges an Ɯberlegungen. Kombiniert mit der guten und auch animierten Grafik kommt kein ST-Besitzer an diesem Adventure vorbei.
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Altogether a very clever and varied game, with some outstanding Disney style graphics.
This was based on the Disney film, which itself was based on a popular fantasy novel. An attempt to make the underdog animated classic into a game was admirable, although its puzzles were only so-so. Snafus with company politics make this title a rare find these days. That's no biggie; the game was an only mildly acceptable "classic"...much like the movie itself.
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
Even for today, The Black Cauldron is a decent adventure game. The dated graphics and the clumsy interface can make for some frustrating gameplay, but they are endurable flaws. Although the game is largely aimed for younger gamers, it is a game that can be easily enjoyed by older adult gamers as well.