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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (FM Towns)

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Description

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace.

Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game. Interaction is possible only with highlighted objects on the screen, and is reduced to a single cursor, without the distinction of separate commands. There are also no branching dialogues. Many of the puzzles involve picking up ingredients and concocting magic spells out of them.

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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Zanthia's spellbook
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Jessica (apprentice wizard from Miltonia) gets called a bimbo (English mode)
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Mmm... purple...
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Fishermen

Alternate Titles

  • "Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate" -- FM Towns title
  • "Kyrandia 2" -- Informal title
  • "Fables & Fiends - The legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate, book two" -- Post-trilogy title

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References

  • After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.
  • It has been suggested over on Wikipedia that the game's unusual title may well be a reference to the notorious cult movie (much-beloved of MST3K) Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

Version differences

The game was also released on CD-ROM. This version has full speech throughout the game, although the game is similar to the earlier disk release.

Information also contributed by OceansDaughter and Pseudo_Intellectual

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Terok Nor (18913) added The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (FM Towns) on Mar 08, 2011
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