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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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PC-98
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4.5
FM Towns
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5.0
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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 Mmm... purple...
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Mountains in the background
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Main menu
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS The ferry man is a fairy.

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

Rather shallow, despite the occasional charm DOS אולג 小奥 (168604)
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)

The Press Says

Adventure Advocate DOS Feb 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1994 12 out of 12 100
La Aventura es la Aventura DOS Oct 18, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Aventura y Cía DOS Jul 10, 2007 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
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure DOS 1995 B 75

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Trivia

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).

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