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Description

Rings of Medusa is a strategy game with light role-playing and business simulation elements. Located in a medieval kingdom, the game puts the player in control of the former king's son. Unfortunately, an evil sorceress called Medusa has taken control of the country and is now dominating the people.

The prince's task is to find five magical rings that will give him the power to overthrow the sorceress and claim back his heritage. In the beginning the hero will try to earn money by doing trade between different towns, or try his luck at bounty hunting or at treasure hunts. Once enough money has been earned to maintain a larger army, the prince will send forth his men to search for the rings which are in the possession of large soldier of fortune armies rallying the lands.

Sometimes the player takes part in small arcade sequences like sword fighting and sea fights, or controls an army on the battle field.

Screenshots

Rings of Medusa DOS Thought I could just waltz up to the Medusa and forget about that ring-collecting nonsense .. but nooo!! [EGA]
Rings of Medusa DOS Visiting the local shopkeeper [EGA]
Rings of Medusa Commodore 64 Credits and loading screen
Rings of Medusa DOS Save some paper. There's an in-game notepad too. Don't use it for grocery lists though. [EGA]

Alternate Titles

  • "ROM" -- Common Abbreviation

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User Reviews

A game that introduced an "original strategy interface"...well at least to my opinion. DOS Indra is stressed (19961)

Critic Reviews

ST-Computer Atari ST Mar, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1989 10.2 out of 12 85
Amiga Computing Amiga May, 1990 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1990 10.2 out of 12 85
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1990 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 7.8 out of 12 65
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1990 44 out of 100 44

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Trivia

If you enter no name for your character, its is automatically replaced with "Darkvale". Hmm, sounds familiar...
Contributed to by Quapil (4721), Martin Smith (62981), Terok Nor (21951) and Indra is stressed (19961)