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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

Critic Score User Score
PC-98
...
4.5
FM Towns
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5.0
Windows
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4.7
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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.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns The Center of the World (English mode), even though this version is on CD it doesn't have any voice acting
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS The treasure is waiting for you
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Love hurts.
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Jessica (apprentice wizard from Miltonia) gets called a bimbo (English mode)

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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User Reviews

The weakest of the Kyrandia series DOS OceansDaughter (106)
Save the world from the walking glove! DOS Robert Pragt (26)
Uniquely Wonderful DOS Tom Ryan (2)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1994 12 out of 12 100
High Score DOS Jan, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Sep 23, 2011 19 out of 20 95
GameTrip.net DOS Sep 30, 2006 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer UK DOS 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Quandary DOS Sep, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MikroBitti DOS Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) DOS May, 1998 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

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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