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Curse of Enchantia (DOS)

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Curse of Enchantia is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based interface.

Lil' Brad didn't believe in witches until he met one. The evil hag torments the fantasy land of Enchantia, and has just summoned Brad from the Earth as an ingredient to her potion of eternal youth. Brad doesn't like this plan. And who would be better suited to rid Enchantia of the sorceress than a tender teen? Well? A heavily armed mercenary? Yeah, good point, but there's none available, I'm sorry. Brad'll have to do.

Starting in a prison cell, you help Brad free himself and find his way on the ocean floor, through a medieval city, a junk yard and an ice castle. You command Brad via an icon bar that pops up if you press the right mouse button. Our hero can perform plenty of actions, e.g. wearing, inserting, combining or fighting. Apart from steering Brad around, you do not need to click on the screen. Brad has to stand next to the object he wants fiddle with, which will then appear as an icon in the command bar.

Curse of Enchantia features an interesting design element: The game manages to do almost without written messages. There are no object descriptions - the purpose of (most) items is apparent. In the rare occasions of interaction with other characters, symbols in balloons substitute words. If there is text on the screen, it's either signs or comic phrases - splash!

You cannot die in Curse of Enchantia; in fact, doing potentially deadly things is often rewarded with funny animations.


Curse of Enchantia DOS Spectacular magic effects.
Curse of Enchantia DOS Why is this nose nosing around?
Curse of Enchantia DOS In town. The command bar is open at the top of the screen.
Curse of Enchantia DOS Beware of the ninja Brad

User Reviews

A game with no text? What an idea! *Katakis* (37795) unrated
Curse of the bad puzzles. -Chris (7365) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars
Hi! HELP! Open Sesame! Elder Bug (3) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars
Cute and colorful game for newbies Roger Wilco (1113) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1993 38 out of 100 38
The DOS Spirit Jun 15, 2008 2 out of 6 33


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-Chris (7365) added Curse of Enchantia (DOS) on Sep 10, 2000
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