Cadaver (DOS)

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Description

Cadaver is an isometric 3D arcade adventure, played using a joystick and keys. In the person of the thief Karadoc, the player sets out to raid the five stories of the castle Wulf. Legend has it that it’s filled with treasure. What the legend didn’t say is that the Castle is also filled with deadly traps, riddles and monsters. Surviving is not only a question of defending your life. Karadoc needs to explore the murky dungeons and eerie corridors to prove his wit in collecting and interacting with objects, putting them to the right use, mastering spells and solving tasks posed by the gods. Quick reflexes and jumping skill wouldn’t hurt either. The ultimate objective is to kill the necromancer, Dianos.

Karadoc's basic skills include the ability to walk, jump, climb stairs and fight monsters. There are three major modes of controlling the dwarf and his actions: basic movement, interacting with objects via icons and the rucksack.

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Cadaver DOS Before going to bed, I usually flip through some books.
Cadaver DOS Those monsters have no manners! Off the table, scum!
Cadaver DOS The 5th floor. When you pull the lever, the drones are released.
Cadaver DOS The adventure starts in this cave.

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User Reviews

A great experience René Pedersen (10) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Mar 23, 2011 18 out of 20 90
PC Joker Feb, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Jul, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Mar, 1992 79 out of 100 79
PC Review UK 1991 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Certificate

The box contained a certificate "For bravely adventuring through Castle Wulf and defeating The Necromancer". If you filled in your name and the message from the end of the game, and sent it to The Bitmap Brothers per mail, the certificate would be approved and stamped.

Sales

Cadaver is the acclaimed developer’s first attempt of a puzzle-oriented game. It isn’t very surprising that it’s also been their last attempt: it was no commercial success.

Saving

To save your game, you had to pay a price: Some of the coins you collected along the way were subtracted. The required amount rose with each subsequent save. Thus, you had better think twice before investing your precious coins.

Title translation

"Cadaver" is Spanish for "Corpse".

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #4 Best Adventure Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #52 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
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-Chris (7307) added Cadaver (DOS) on Jul 16, 2000
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