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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (DOS)

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Description

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 Those weeds look dangerous.
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Main menu
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS You have a role of Zanthia in this sequel.
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Kyrandian cruiser

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

Rather shallow, despite the occasional charm אולג 小奥 (168604) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
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

The Press Says

High Score Jan, 1994 5 out of 5 100
The DOS Spirit Nov 04, 2006 6 out of 6 100
Joystick (French) Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
La Aventura es la Aventura Oct 18, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer UK 1995 85 out of 100 85
Svenska Hemdatornytt Mar, 1994 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
MikroBitti Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Aventura y Cía Jul 10, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1993 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in "Rambo".

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MAT (70378) added The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (DOS) on Feb 17, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (245530) and Terok Nor (18320)