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The Eidolon (Commodore 64)

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Description

You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.

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The Eidolon Commodore 64 Starting view
The Eidolon Commodore 64 Title screen
The Eidolon Commodore 64 More gawking at microcomputer-rendered angles
The Eidolon Commodore 64 The elusive Rotofly!

Alternate Titles

  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Feb, 1986 97 out of 100 97
Lemon64 Feb 06, 2003 9 out of 10 90
64'er Feb, 1986 11 out of 15 73

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ZZip (798) added The Eidolon (Commodore 64) on Feb 07, 2006
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