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You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.


The Eidolon PC-88 Title screen
The Eidolon PC-88 A troll-like creature
The Eidolon PC-88 The Biter bird
The Eidolon PC-88 You can only get pass the guardian dragon when you have three diamonds

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Alternate Titles

  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title

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  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Terok Nor (23152) added The Eidolon (PC-88) on Jul 06, 2010
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