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The Magic Candle: Volume 1 (Commodore 64)

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The Magic Candle is best described as an Ultima clone. Its a top-down party-driven RPG.

The plot revolves around you (Lukas) and your party of intrepid adventurers, whose task it is to seal the demon Dreax within the Magic Candle (which is burning down, and when it does, he gets released).

The game has 3 difficulty levels (changing the number of 'days' you get to complete the game in.) A lot of travelling, dungeon-crawling, town-exploring, and especially, lots of conversing with NPCs.


The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 This version, 1.11 was produced in 1989.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 After you set up your character, you are summoned before the king.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 This is the first screen of actual gameplay. You wander the castle, getting used to the controls and preparing for you mission.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 The lettering on this screen flickers into different colors. The goal: lock the demon into the candle.

Alternate Titles

  • "マジックキャンドル" -- Famicom Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Lemon64 May 15, 2009 10 out of 10 100
RarityGuide.com Dec 16, 2008 100 out of 100 100
Zzap! Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 71 out of 100 71
Commodore Format Jul, 1991 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 6 out of 12 50


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Most Rewarding Ending of All Time

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