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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (DOS)

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Description

In this Infocom Graphic Interactive Fiction, you play the role of Arthur in search of the Excalibur sword, stolen by the evil King Lot. To aid you in your quest, you are assisted by Merlin who grants you the power to transform yourself into a variety of animals.

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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Poor peasant needs help, time to earn some chivalry points!
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS We turn into an owl and launch ourselves into the air.
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Confronting the Black Knight.
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Intro

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SPAG May 17, 1998 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamersHell.com Sep 16, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55

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References

There are some puns and references in the game that require trying out certain things:
  • When typing "ask about bird" when speaking to the village idiot, he'll talk about Larry Bird instead.
  • When visiting the kraken, typing "ask about kraken" will cause him to give a familiar Muhammad Ali quote.
  • Eating food as an owl or turtle will give a message about "Purina (the animal you've turned in to)-chow".
  • Typing "look at woman" when in the underground chamber.
  • After killing the boar, trying to pull the tusk out of the boar's mouth.

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Belboz (6513) added Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur (DOS) on Apr 01, 2000
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