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The Magic Candle: Volume 1 (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

An Original story and great game engine! One of the best fantasy based RPGs. Yakumo (422) 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

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Mag das Zauberlicht also insgesamt nicht ganz so hell leuchten wie Mr. Garriotts Geistesblitze, arbeitslose Avatare können sich hier die Wartezeit auf „Ultima VII“ allemal angenehm versüßen.
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All Game Guide
Assuming you can get into the story, The Magic Candle carries itself pretty well. Movement is primitive but quick via arrow keys and the command structure with 43 possibilities is sufficient to get the tasks done. The interface can be tedious as you must type in the first letter of any command, then type a direction (N, E, S, W) you want the action aimed at.