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Hero of the Golden Talisman (Commodore 64)

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Description

The town of the game's hero is under a curse from an evil wizard. He has stolen the Golden Talisman that had protected the city in the past. Broken into five pieces, the Talisman is hidden in a labyrinth filled with monsters. Now the hero has to find all five pieces of the Talisman and destroy the evil wizard in order to restore peace to the city.

The labyrinth is explored from a side scrolling perspective. It is composed of 64 room spread over five levels. Each room is 8 screens large, providing a total of 512 screens to explore. The goal of each level is to find a piece of the Talisman while fighting off lots of different monsters ranging from birds to jumping eyeballs to fire-breathing dragons.

The hero can jump, climb ropes, swim and shoot as well as pick up different power-ups and objects. He can carry five objects, but only hold/use one at a time. Pressing the space bar changes the object in use. Usable objects include keys, ropes, lamps to light dark rooms, flags that improve the hero's firepower and others.

Power-ups can be collected to replenish health or air. If the hero runs out of air, being underwater will slowly decrease his health. To help the hero finding his way through the labyrinth, a map is shown at the lower left side of the screen. It marks all visited rooms, shows his current position and indicates whether there are any items in a room.

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Hero of the Golden Talisman Commodore 64 Entering the labyrinth
Hero of the Golden Talisman Commodore 64 Shooting some bird-like creatures
Hero of the Golden Talisman Commodore 64 The opening screen with a scrolling text that gives the background story and explains the controls
Hero of the Golden Talisman Commodore 64 Starting location

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Jan, 1986 78 out of 100 78

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Mobygamesisreanimated (10745) added Hero of the Golden Talisman (Commodore 64) on Feb 21, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (165413)