The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

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PC-98
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4.5
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 DOS Whow! Holy-smokes... who needs inspiration with this!
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Drying up on Volcania - doesn't Zanthia look cute in this bathrobe and towel turban? (Polish version)
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Love hurts.
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Make a special potion in this special area

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
Adventure Advocate DOS Feb 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
High Score DOS Jan, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
La Aventura es la Aventura DOS Oct 18, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer UK DOS 1995 85 out of 100 85
Quandary DOS Sep, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers DOS Oct 14, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Jan, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure DOS 1995 B 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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Contributed to by Sciere (307872), Terok Nor (20159) and MAT (97912)