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The Magic Candle: Volume 1

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The Magic Candle is best described as an Ultima clone. Its a top-down party-driven RPG.

The plot revolves around you (Lukas) and your party of intrepid adventurers, whose task it is to seal the demon Dreax within the Magic Candle (which is burning down, and when it does, he gets released).

The game has 3 difficulty levels (changing the number of 'days' you get to complete the game in.) A lot of travelling, dungeon-crawling, town-exploring, and especially, lots of conversing with NPCs.


The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 You direct your actions toward things.  Here Lucas directed his conversation toward a guard.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 NES Oh-oh, she looks tough...
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 DOS Title screen
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Commodore 64 The game varies the perspective which you the player are shown. At first you get a top down view. This screen room gives you a view from the side.

Alternate Titles

  • "マジックキャンドル" -- Famicom Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

An Original story and great game engine! One of the best fantasy based RPGs. DOS Yakumo (419)
Huge game needs a big notebook DOS Will Myers (3)

The Press Says Commodore 64 Dec 16, 2008 100 out of 100 100
Lemon64 Commodore 64 May 15, 2009 10 out of 10 100
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 71 out of 100 71
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 71 out of 100 71
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 6 out of 12 50


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Most Rewarding Ending of All Time

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