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Rings of Medusa

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.0
Amiga
77
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Atari ST
75
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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 Travelling without protection is cheap .. but stupid [EGA]
Rings of Medusa Commodore 64 We must not enter this town.
Rings of Medusa Commodore 64 At the bank
Rings of Medusa Commodore 64 Overview of non-hostile city

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 here (19781)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Apr, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
Amiga Computing Amiga May, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga May, 1990 71 out of 100 71
CU Amiga Amiga Apr, 1990 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 7.8 out of 12 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 (4739), Martin Smith (63132), Terok Nor (19014) and Indra is here (19781)