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Black Lamp is a platform game in which you have to find and collect several colored lamps and bring them back, one by one, to a case located in the first room. There are also several types of bonuses to collect along the way, and many enemies and creatures (some flying) to fight off. The ultimate goal is to bring all the colored lamps back to the case, including the elusive Black Lamp.

The Black Lamp world is presented as a collection of rooms, all connected with ladders and/or doors, as well as outside areas where you must defend yourself by shooting or avoiding the attacking creatures.

The graphics are very sharp and colorful, and all fireplaces, candles and torches are animated.


Black Lamp ZX Spectrum Pressing up will move the character through the door
Black Lamp Atari 8-bit Title screen
Black Lamp Amiga Wow! Animated fire!
Black Lamp ZX Spectrum Ladders can be used to move between upper and lower levels

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1988 11 out of 12 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Mar, 1988 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1988 85 out of 100 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1988 813 out of 1000 81
Happy Computer Atari ST Mar, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
Tilt Atari 8-bit Mar, 1990 13 out of 20 65
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 612 out of 1000 61


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