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Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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4.3
Amstrad CPC
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4.3
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Description

In this out-of-canon adventure of gamebook hero Kai Master Lone Wolf, the player controls the dashing adventurer scaling the interior of warlock Gorazh's sinister magic tower Kazan-Gor -- an inverted pyramid, broadening as it gets higher -- in pursuit of a Lorestone of Nyxator located at the very top. Imprisoned in his flick-screen tower, Gorazh has filled it with monsters and traps, the most insidious of which was a magic mirror, Dhazag-Oud, whose seven shards reflect back superior counterparts of whoever gazes upon them (and which subsequently result in boss battles.)

The gameplay largely skips over the choose-your-own-adventure sequences of Lone Wolf's gamebook roots and instead just initially prompts the player to select four of eight Kai skills (eg. Mindshield, Sixth Sense, Healing) to use (with restrictions) over the course of his tower travails. From there, the player controls Lone Wolf's movements, skill use and attack strategies using the keyboard controls.

Screenshots

Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death ZX Spectrum Past the birds and still climbing
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death ZX Spectrum I've lost another life, indicated by the two dead skulls on the bottom left. Still the new life has given me more health.
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Another video game where birds are annoying as hell
Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Tower of Fear (1993 re-release) title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Tower of Fear" -- 1993 re-release title
  • "Lone Wolf 3" -- informal title

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Dec, 1991 18 out of 100 18
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1991 2 out of 12 17

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Trivia

Some editions of this game came bundled with the Lone Wolf gamebook #13 The Plague Lords of Ruel, which had no especial connection to the game beyond featuring the same protagonist and also being a new release concurrent to the game's release.
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