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Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death (Commodore 64)

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Description

In this out-of-canon adventure of gamebook hero Kai Master Lone Wolf, the player controls the dashing adventurer scaling the interior of warlock Gorazh's sinister magic tower Kazan-Gor -- an inverted pyramid, broadening as it gets higher -- in pursuit of a Lorestone of Nyxator located at the very top. Imprisoned in his flick-screen tower, Gorazh has filled it with monsters and traps, the most insidious of which was a magic mirror, Dhazag-Oud, whose seven shards reflect back superior counterparts of whoever gazes upon them (and which subsequently result in boss battles.)

The gameplay largely skips over the choose-your-own-adventure sequences of Lone Wolf's gamebook roots and instead just initially prompts the player to select four of eight Kai skills (eg. Mindshield, Sixth Sense, Healing) to use (with restrictions) over the course of his tower travails. From there, the player controls Lone Wolf's movements, skill use and attack strategies using the keyboard controls.

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Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death Commodore 64 This spot is really annoying to get past.
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death Commodore 64 Main menu
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death Commodore 64 First screen, you get hit from the beginning.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tower of Fear" -- 1993 re-release title
  • "Lone Wolf 3" -- informal title

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Trivia

Some editions of this game came bundled with the Lone Wolf gamebook #13 The Plague Lords of Ruel, which had no especial connection to the game beyond featuring the same protagonist and also being a new release concurrent to the game's release.
Pseudo_Intellectual (44454) added Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death (Commodore 64) on Feb 23, 2010
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