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This interactive fiction game is based on Roger Zelazny's fantasy novels Nine Princes In Amber (1970) and The Guns of Avalon (1972).

The game begins with you as Prince Corwin forced to compete against your eight scheming noble brothers and sisters for the throne of Amber at the center of the one true world. Corwin must travel across the dimensions to this fascinating realm and from there rally forces against those who would oppose him. Unfortunately, things do not always proceed as planned.

When you wake up, you know little of this, as you have been knocked unconscious and pummeled with drugs. All you have is the address of your scheming sister.

The game is largely based around interaction with other characters, and can end in 40 different ways depending on how these work.


Nine Princes in Amber MSX Loading screen
Nine Princes in Amber DOS Uh oh, could be in trouble here!
Nine Princes in Amber Atari ST Examining chart
Nine Princes in Amber MSX Going to other worlds

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nueve Principes en Amber" -- Spanish title

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Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 83 out of 100 83
Techtite Apple II 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Lemon64 Commodore 64 Jan 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Popular Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Feb 27, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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