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Description

In this out-of-canon adventure of gamebook hero Kai Master Lone Wolf, the player controls the dashing adventurer scaling the interior of warlock Gorazh's sinister magic tower Kazan-Gor -- an inverted pyramid, broadening as it gets higher -- in pursuit of a Lorestone of Nyxator located at the very top. Imprisoned in his flick-screen tower, Gorazh has filled it with monsters and traps, the most insidious of which was a magic mirror, Dhazag-Oud, whose seven shards reflect back superior counterparts of whoever gazes upon them (and which subsequently result in boss battles.)

The gameplay largely skips over the choose-your-own-adventure sequences of Lone Wolf's gamebook roots and instead just initially prompts the player to select four of eight Kai skills (eg. Mindshield, Sixth Sense, Healing) to use (with restrictions) over the course of his tower travails. From there, the player controls Lone Wolf's movements, skill use and attack strategies using the keyboard controls.

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Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Title screen
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS The Mirror of Death has the clunky controls on its side. I'm powerless against this.
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Long ladder
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Death

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tower of Fear" -- 1993 re-release title
  • "Lone Wolf 3" -- informal title

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Critic Reviews

PC Joker Oct, 1991 29 out of 100 29
Power Play Dec, 1991 18 out of 100 18
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 2 out of 12 17
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 2 out of 12 17

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Some editions of this game came bundled with the Lone Wolf gamebook #13 The Plague Lords of Ruel, which had no especial connection to the game beyond featuring the same protagonist and also being a new release concurrent to the game's release.
Pseudo_Intellectual (47942) added Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death (DOS) on Feb 23, 2010
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