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The land of Trazere was once ruled by the powerful and benevolent organization of mages known as Bloodwych. Governed by the Grand Dragon, the Bloodwych supervised over the balance in the land, protecting it from evil and driving it to prosperity. However, the second-in-command of Bloodwych, named Zendick, turned against his group, banished his opponents to the astral plane, and began working on a mad plan - summon the ultimate evil, the Lord of Entropy. The player controls the champion of Trazere, whose ultimate goal is to stop Zendick and restore peace in the country.

Bloodwych is an RPG in the style of Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, being a 3D first-person maze-like game. This game's distinguishing feature is the two-player split screen support, allowing simultaneous playing on one computer.

Each player controls a party of four characters. The four basic classes are warrior, mage, adventurer, and thief; however, each class also has sub-classes, which are represented by four different colors. These colors come into play also when the characters learn and combine spells.

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Bloodwych DOS Viewing your inventory
Bloodwych DOS How do we open a door? Look at the icons
Bloodwych DOS Those guys would just wonder aimlessly and ignore me
Bloodwych DOS Intro (EGA)

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GameTrip.net Jun 11, 2006 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 8 out of 12 67
PC Joker Dec, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 62 out of 100 62

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Trivia

Remake

The developers of Bloodwych (Pete James and Anthony Taglione) later made a remake of their game, called Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard. The selectable characters are even the same for both games.

The game is set in the same universe as The Four Crystals of Trazere, which was also developed by the same programmers.

Spectrum version

The Spectrum version was crammed into the system - just 7 BYTES of memory was left on the largest levels.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

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Fafnir (72) added Bloodwych (DOS) on Mar 30, 2001
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11138), Martin Smith (76) and Kabushi (165361)