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Companions of Xanth (DOS)

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Description

This game is an adaptation of Piers Anthony's fantasy novel Demons Don't Dream (included in some releases), taking place in his mystical and punny world of Xanth. Unlike Legend's previous parser-based adventures, this one is fully mouse-controlled. Commands such as "take", "give to" and "listen" are on the left of the screen, directional icons and an inventory are at the bottom, with an illustration of the current location taking up over half of the screen.

Two otherworldly and all-powerful demons are are competing with two unwitting human champions over the future of the land - if Dug wins, the magic Xanth will disappear forever. The player controls Dug, who is also fighting his friend Kim to avoid losing his girlfriend. To get through the game's puzzles and mazes, the player must also choose a Companion character and interact with them. Cutscenes drive the story along.

Screenshots

Companions of Xanth DOS Consulting the Com-Pendium of Xanth
Companions of Xanth DOS Reading your girlfriend's... err... EX-girlfriend's letter
Companions of Xanth DOS Title screen
Companions of Xanth DOS Let there be light!

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User Reviews

Now, this game is really p(f)unny! ;) Roger Wilco (1113) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Another Legend legend jossiejojo (41) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

MikroBitti Jan, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Quandary Jul, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Jan, 1994 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 8 out of 12 67
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 07, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Aug, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Techtite 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure 1999 C 50

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Trivia

CD version

Companions of Xanth was released on disk and CD-ROM. The CD version features full speech.

Covermount release

The full version of this game was released on a cover disc for Computer Game Entertainment magazine.

Outtakes

During the game's closing credits, a series of outtakes from the voice actors is played in the background.

Information also contributed by Demian Katz and Roger Wilco

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RmM (64) added Companions of Xanth (DOS) on Oct 23, 1999