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In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace.

Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game. Interaction is possible only with highlighted objects on the screen, and is reduced to a single cursor, without the distinction of separate commands. There are also no branching dialogues. Many of the puzzles involve picking up ingredients and concocting magic spells out of them.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Kyrandian countryside
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS A telepathic conversation with Faun (Polish version - probably amateur, but a good translation apart from a few silly errors)
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Zanthia isn't afraid of a crystal T. Rex
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS To tell the truth, I never figured how can they paint such an amazing image, and it has 256 colors. On what way were they painting... huh!

Alternate Titles

  • "Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate" -- FM Towns title
  • "Kyrandia 2" -- Informal title
  • "Fables & Fiends - The legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate, book two" -- Post-trilogy title

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User Reviews

The weakest of the Kyrandia series OceansDaughter (106) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars
Save the world from the walking glove! Robert Pragt (26) unrated
Uniquely Wonderful Tom Ryan (2) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

The DOS Spirit Nov 04, 2006 6 out of 6 100
Adventure Advocate Feb 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 23, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Joystick (French) Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
Top Secret Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer UK 1995 85 out of 100 85
Svenska Hemdatornytt Mar, 1994 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Adventure Gamers Oct 14, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 75 out of 100 75
Just Adventure 1995 B 75

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Trivia

Malcolm character

The Legend of Kyrandia series consists of three installments and unlike many adventure games' sequels they are connected mostly by the Kyrandia land and the life of its inhabitants. The main antagonist, Malcolm, who was defeated in the first part, does not make any substantial appearance in Hand of Fate. The second installment is a sort of a side-track story in which player impersonates into mystic woman Zanthia whose main task is to figure out what is happening with Kyrandia. Malcolm (or rather his stone statue) appears only in the end sequence suggesting that the third installment was on its way.

References

  • After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.
  • It has been suggested over on Wikipedia that the game's unusual title may well be a reference to the notorious cult movie (much-beloved of MST3K) Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

Version differences

The game was also released on CD-ROM. This version has full speech throughout the game, although the game is similar to the earlier disk release.

Information also contributed by OceansDaughter and Pseudo_Intellectual

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MAT (126234) added The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (DOS) on Feb 17, 2000
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