The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

Amiga version

Main Title
Close encounter with a goose.
Game info gives you exact time you're playing, in seconds.
The main and ingame menu is suited on top of the screen.
Exploring Dallben's cottage a bit.
Duty calls.
Here piggy piggy, c'mon, I'm not in the mood to play hide and seek now.

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

Apple II version

Title screen
This is where the game begins
Looks like I have some chores to do
Hmm, looks like I found a nice waterfall...
A deadly looking swamp
Uh oh, where am I being carried away to?
Looks like it could be easy to get lost here
A spooky looking forest
I found a door...
Found someone to take care of Hen Wen the pig
Climbing these mountains will be a challenge

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

Apple IIgs version

Title screen.
Starting location.
Yakety-yak and don't talk back!
Pig pen.
Pull down menu.
Inventory.
Examining an inventory item.
Save game menu.
Near the swamp.
Scary trees.
Gurgi.
Stones in the pond.
Rocks.

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

Atari ST version

Title screen
Starting location
Inside the cottage
Taran receives his mission
Taran walking in the forest with Hen Wen
Taran finds the hidden cottage of the Fair Folk
Inventory screen
What a gloomy forest!
Near a waterfall (note the crude commands)

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

DOS version

Title Screen
Caer Dallben
The Pig keeper
The goat thinks you want to play tag
The Beautiful woods of Caer Dallben
The lake of Caer Dallben
Every now and then you need to eat and drink something, or you'll die.
This game has no parser, you use the function keys to initiate actions.
The castle of the Horned King.
Action sequence: Swim past these hungry crocodiles
Oops, caught by the henchman.
The Horned King and Creeper.
Watch out where you swim.
I've upset the king of the Fair Folk.
Turned into a frog, one of the many ways to end the game in a wrong way.
Title screen (Hercules graphics)
Game beginning (Hercules graphics)
A bridge.
A waterfall.
Looking at the dagger in your inventory.
Swimming in the river.
Near the swamp.
Walking along the countryside.
Climbing up a rope.
Watch your step up here, or you'll fall.
Walking on a twisty roadway to the castle.
Outside of the castle.
Climb up the castle walls while avoiding the falling rocks.
Inside the castle.
A staircase in the castle.
Going down stairs in the castle.
Trapped in a dungeon in the castle.
Lots of doors here in the castle.
The castle's wine cellar.
The courtyard of the castle.
Walking along the tunnels of the castle with Princess Princess Eilonwy.
Inside the home of the Fair Folk.
Outside the home of the Fair Folk.
The crypt of an ancient king.
A house in the marsh.

The Black Cauldron Screenshots

PC Booter version

Title screen (CGA with RGB monitor)
The beginning location (CGA with RGB monitor)
Visiting Dallben's cottage (CGA with RGB monitor)
So what does the future hold? (CGA with RGB monitor)
A spooky forest with a treacherous river (CGA with RGB monitor)
Lost in the woods somewhere... (CGA with RGB monitor)
Title screen (CGA with composite monitor)
The beginning location (CGA with composite monitor)
Don't fall into that rapid river! (CGA with composite monitor)
Lost somewhere in the woods... (CGA with composite monitor)
Looks like I've got more work to do... (CGA with composite monitor)
Leaving town... (CGA with composite monitor)