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Druid

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.0
Atari 8-bit
...
3.0
Commodore 64
...
3.9
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Description

Druid is an action game inspired by the arcade hit Gauntlet. As the eponymous hero, your job is to destroy four magic skulls hidden over eight levels.

The game is presented in a top-down view. The druid walks around the terrain seeking out the staircase that leads to the next level. On the way, he is harassed by hordes of monsters that come out of every direction and attack him, decreasing his health. To defend himself, the druid can use the spells of water, fire or electricity to toss projectiles. However, these magical weapons have limited ammo.

The druid also has three other magical spells at his disposal - an invisibility spell which prevents the monsters from automatically approaching him, a golem spell which summons a helpful golem (which can be controlled by a second player), and a skull spell which destroys all on-screen enemies. The druid also carries around keys which open locked doors. But all these have very limited supplies.

On his way, the druid finds many shops. Each such shop contains some keys or charges for the druid's spells, but the druid can only pick one item from each shop.

The druid can also come across a pentagram on the ground which will restore his lost health.

Screenshots

Druid Atari 8-bit Beginning of the game
Druid Atari 8-bit Ah, the next level
Druid Atari 8-bit Nice effects while the game is paused
Druid NES Attained the rank of Light Master

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 18 out of 20 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Atari 8-bit Oct, 1987 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 8.25 out of 10 82
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 80 out of 100 80
Tilt ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 12 out of 20 60

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