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Demon's Winter

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.4
Atari ST
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2.0
Amiga
...
2.3
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Description

The land of Ymros was first encountered in Shard of Spring, and it returns in this follow up, which is viewed from above, but has a game-world 32 times the size of its predecessor. Your characters can include Humans, Elves, Dwarves and Trolls, each with different skills as well as generated and varying statistics, and one of 10 different character classes - Barbarian, Wizard and Scholar for Example. You will need to choose the right balance of these for your mission, which involves tracking down Malifon and gain revenge on the damage he has done to Ymros.

Combat takes place via close-quarters combat and spell-casting, depending on the character's abilities. Towns can be visited to buy weapons, and you can return to your camp to worship one of the various Gods and receive their gifts such as resurrection and protection. It has also a 'skill/item' menu in which items can be used on other items to solve problems.

Screenshots

Demon's Winter Amiga Fighting inside the dungeon. The tactical map reflects the terrain you were in when you began combat.
Demon's Winter Atari ST In the dungeon
Demon's Winter Amiga Some fixed location encounters announce themselves with a text description.
Demon's Winter DOS Title screen

User Reviews

Often overlooked, interesting engine, good for beginers. DOS Yakumo (422)
smashing old-school adventure! Commodore 64 Timothy Palmer (5)

The Press Says

Power Play Atari ST 1989 73 out of 100 73
Power Play DOS May, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Amiga 1989 73 out of 100 73
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 38 out of 100 38
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 38 out of 100 38
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 38 out of 100 38
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 38 out of 100 38

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Development

The game was written in compiled basic.
Contributed to by JRK (11154), NGC 5194 (17253), wishbringer (5551), Martin Smith (63164) and Yakumo (422)