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Curse of Enchantia

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
80
2.0
DOS
...
2.6
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Description

Curse of Enchantia is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based interface.

Lil' Brad didn't believe in witches until he met one. The evil hag torments the fantasy land of Enchantia, and has just summoned Brad from the Earth as an ingredient to her potion of eternal youth. Brad doesn't like this plan. And who would be better suited to rid Enchantia of the sorceress than a tender teen? Well? A heavily armed mercenary? Yeah, good point, but there's none available, I'm sorry. Brad'll have to do.

Starting in a prison cell, you help Brad free himself and find his way on the ocean floor, through a medieval city, a junk yard and an ice castle. You command Brad via an icon bar that pops up if you press the right mouse button. Our hero can perform plenty of actions, e.g. wearing, inserting, combining or fighting. Apart from steering Brad around, you do not need to click on the screen. Brad has to stand next to the object he wants fiddle with, which will then appear as an icon in the command bar.

Curse of Enchantia features an interesting design element: The game manages to do almost without written messages. There are no object descriptions - the purpose of (most) items is apparent. In the rare occasions of interaction with other characters, symbols in balloons substitute words. If there is text on the screen, it's either signs or comic phrases - splash!


You cannot die in Curse of Enchantia; in fact, doing potentially deadly things is often rewarded with funny animations.

Screenshots

Curse of Enchantia DOS Brad on cloud No. 9.
Curse of Enchantia DOS These stairs teach Brad how to fly (temporarily)
Curse of Enchantia DOS Cliffhanger?
Curse of Enchantia DOS In town. The command bar is open at the top of the screen.

User Reviews

A game with no text? What an idea! DOS *Katakis* (37691)
Curse of the bad puzzles. DOS -Chris (7365)
Hi! HELP! Open Sesame! DOS Elder Bug (3)
Cute and colorful game for newbies DOS Roger Wilco (1113)

The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1992 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play DOS 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

References

In Ben's costume shop, even the caped crusader (or Batman to you ordinary folks) outfit is on display. Check the screenshot to see it.

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Contributed to by -Chris (7365) and Rantanplan (1711)