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You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.


The Eidolon Commodore 64 Starting view
The Eidolon ZX Spectrum Configuration
The Eidolon PC-88 A troll-like creature
The Eidolon Atari 8-bit A Rotofly, one of many strange creatures

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Alternate Titles

  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title

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The Atari Times Atari 8-bit Aug 18, 2004 99 out of 100 99
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 97 out of 100 97
Lemon64 Commodore 64 Feb 06, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1988 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 7.75 out of 10 78
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 11 out of 15 73
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Dec, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Mar, 1986 Unscored Unscored


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  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

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