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Master of Magic

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Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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Thelric the Wizard has kidnapped you by beaming you into his world, and will only set you free if you recover for him the Amulet of Immortality. The game engine is menu-driven, using the joystick to select options from menus to activate each of the game's main functions. The screen display has both top down and side-view representations of what is going on around you, plus measures of your mind and body health, and an inventory.

To help, Thelric teaches you four spells - a magic missile to attack creatures, a burn spell which works over a wide radius, a spell to drain enemy energy, and a magical shield. Additional weapons (including daggers and a mace) and potions can be collected throughout your quest.


Master of Magic Commodore 64 Title screen
Master of Magic Commodore 64 Killed by a vampire
Master of Magic Commodore 64 Killed and orc, recovered a mace
Master of Magic ZX Spectrum The bat is dead.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Master of Magic" -- In-game title

User Reviews

A great game in its time, a classic today. Commodore 64 Tomthesecond (45)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 10 out of 10 100
ZX Computing ZX Spectrum Aug, 1986 B 75
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 11 out of 15 73
Tilt ZX Spectrum May, 1987 12 out of 20 60


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Rob Hubbard's music for this game is a cover version of the track Shibolet by Synergy from the album Audion.


  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Runner-up as Budget Game of the Year

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63028)