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Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom (PC-88)

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Advertising Blurbs

magazine advertisement - SNES (US):
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    Before you decide to descend into the deepest levels of the vortex, you should know that your strength, courage and intellect will be tested like never before. You've learned that the kingdom of Llylgamyn is being threatened by an unnatural, magical vortex forming deep within the caves below the castle. There, forces are holding the magical Gatekeeper, who is desperately needed for the health and prosperity of the kingdom. Without him, plagues and general chaos reign.

    To find the vortex, you must face many dangers and evil enemies. If you question carefully and seek advice, you'll find the leader of the Brotherhood and learn vital secrets of the Orb. If you use careful planning and strategy, you'll make it through the hazards, and find the trapped, magical prisoner. But, even if you make it that far, you must still attack the Heart of the Maelstrom, where the nexus of the forces holding the Gatekeeper reside.

    If things go according to plan, weeks of heart-stopping adventure await you in Wizardry V.


    With the swing of a sword, the magicians' final life points are slashed away.


    In a dark corner of the Maelstrom, you are ambushed by a hungry Netherman.


    Your cleric takes a stab at the Acolyte, but his magical shield repels the attempt.

    (Source: inside cover of "The New Secret Weapons", Vol. 1, No. 12, Sept 1994.)

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44789) on Mar 03, 2008. - SNES:

    * First-Person Perspective, with an average of 55 hrs of Game Play.
    * 8 Dungeon Levels, with over 60 Spells and 140 Items to obtain.
    * 35 possible Character combinations

    Wizardry V is based upon the classic adventure which appeared on PC's. The objective is to save the Llylgamyn Kingdom from unnatural forces within the dungeon levels. Along the way are characters that may provide help you on your journey, and many different items to be found.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (57596) on Apr 25, 2005.