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Curse of Enchantia

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
2.0
DOS
60
2.6
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Description

Little 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?

Curse of Enchantia is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based interface. The game contains almost no text: there are no object descriptions, and 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 usually consists of either signs or comic phrases.

Starting in a prison cell, Brad will have to free himself and find his way on the ocean floor, through a medieval city, a junkyard and an ice castle. The player commands Brad via an icon bar that pops up if the right mouse button is pressed. The hero can perform a variety of actions, e.g. wearing, inserting, combining or fighting. Apart from steering Brad around, there is no need to click on the screen. Brad has to stand next to the object he wants to interact with, which will then appear as an icon in the command bar. It is impossible to die in the game: in fact, doing potentially deadly things is often rewarded with funny animations.

Screenshots

Curse of Enchantia DOS Capitalism wherever you go... Note the conversational bubble.
Curse of Enchantia DOS Cliffhanger?
Curse of Enchantia DOS Fights, fights, fights. Fencing with a shark...
Curse of Enchantia DOS Exploring a cave. Note the nice reflection in the pool.

User Reviews

A game with no text? What an idea! DOS *Katakis* (37860)
Curse of the bad puzzles. DOS -Chris (7325)
Hi! HELP! Open Sesame! DOS Elder Bug (3)
Cute and colorful game for newbies DOS Roger Wilco (1099)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1993 11 out of 12 92
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 69 out of 100 69
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Aug, 1993 2.5 out of 5 50
The DOS Spirit DOS Jun 15, 2008 2 out of 6 33

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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 (7325) and Rantanplan (1686)