The Magic Candle: Volume 1 (DOS)

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Description

The Magic Candle is best described as an Ultima clone. Its a top-down party-driven RPG.

The plot revolves around you (Lukas) and your party of intrepid adventurers, whose task it is to seal the demon Dreax within the Magic Candle (which is burning down, and when it does, he gets released).

The game has 3 difficulty levels (changing the number of 'days' you get to complete the game in.) A lot of travelling, dungeon-crawling, town-exploring, and especially, lots of conversing with NPCs.

Screenshots

The Magic Candle: Volume 1 DOS Walking around at night (note the mini-map)
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 DOS You're summoned by King Rebnard
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 DOS You are attacked by various monsters
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 DOS Sitting down and eating!

Alternate Titles

  • "マジックキャンドル" -- Famicom Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

An Original story and great game engine! One of the best fantasy based RPGs. Yakumo (419) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
The Ultimate old-school RPG dave taylor (6) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Huge game needs a big notebook Will Myers (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Nes game 6 Pseudo_Intellectual (45146)
Aug 14, 2012

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Most Rewarding Ending of All Time

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