Jewels of Darkness

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This is a collection of three previously-published Rainbird interactive fiction (with graphics) games. It contains: The J.R.R. Tolkien Middle-earth theme was removed in this compilation. Only the respective original releases of the games have references to Middle-earth.


Jewels of Darkness Commodore 64 Starting screen for Adventure Quest
Jewels of Darkness Amstrad CPC Starting screen for Colossal Adventure
Jewels of Darkness Atari 8-bit Adventure Quest: from the desert, I set out to explore the mountains
Jewels of Darkness Atari 8-bit Adventure Quest: looks like quenching my thirst won't be easy here

Alternate Titles

  • "The Jewels of Darkness" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Oct, 1986 95 out of 100 95
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 19 out of 20 95
Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 94 out of 100 94
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 92 out of 100 92
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gamer Atari 8-bit Nov, 1986 18 out of 20 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) MSX Jun, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1986 7.5 out of 10 75


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Sinclair QL port

Level 9 announced the game also for the Sinclair QL, and loading instructions for such a version can be found in manuals of the existing European releases. The port is however absent from later issued price lists, and also seems to be unknown in QL circles, thus suggesting it was cancelled.

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