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Description

As Tal, your job is to single-handedly clear out the aliens who have invaded a desolate and destroyed post-nuclear earth. To have any chance of this, he must locate a sacred suit of armor. Not only will this protect him from radiation, and allow him to withstand some enemy contact, it also heals him, and enables him to float.

This means that the game has two distinct styles, with your character limited to jumping, and with only rocks (located around the screens) to throw. Once he finds the suit he can fly around the ledges, shoot the inbuilt Pulsar beam, and survive within the volcanic hideout the aliens have based themselves. You will need to recharge the suit at times, and also take it off to pass through tight caverns.

Screenshots

Rad Warrior Amstrad CPC Starting location.
Rad Warrior ZX Spectrum Don't know where I'm going here...
Rad Warrior ZX Spectrum Hum... what does that icon representing some sort of energy is supposed to be used for?
Rad Warrior ZX Spectrum Throwing s stone to the monster. That sort of magnetic field represents something...

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The" -- UK title
  • "Rad-Warrior" -- US PC title screen
  • "Radwarrior" -- Apple II, TR-80 CoCo and Commodore 64 in-game title
  • "La Armadura Sagrada de Antiriad" -- Spanish title
  • "Die Heilige Rüstung des Antiriad" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 9.75 out of 10 98
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 93 out of 100 93
Crash! ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 89 out of 100 89
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 17 out of 20 85
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 81 out of 100 81
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

What's the story behind the name "Antiriad"? In the game, barbarian hero Tal searches for a prized artifact, a radiation suit. On one of artist Dan Malone's sketches, this suit had »ANTI-RAD« printed on the front. However, there's a small tear between the letter R and A so that it looks like »ANTI-RIAD«. The term stuck.

Source: Happy Computer magazine #5/86

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