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Testament (Amiga)

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You are a soldier on an expedition to find the crypt of the ancient magus Ghuwta, the mightiest of the sorcerors and ruler of an empire 4 000 years ago. Or at least you were, until you were separated from your group. Now your task is simply to survive, and eventually find your way out of the haunted lands you are trapped in. Unfortunately, the way out seems to involve finding and defeating Ghuwta's ghost.

Testament is a horror-themed Doom clone, set outside and inside graveyards, catacombs and dungeons filled with ancient fantasy monsters. On each level you will find a scroll, a piece of the ”testament” of the title. This will allow you to save your progress and move on to the next level.

The engine is very similar to the original Doom, with no ability to look up and down, little in the way of lighting effects and bitmapped monsters. On the other hand, it does have fading light into the distance and a map overlay, and runs on an unexpanded Amiga 1200.

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Testament Amiga Hall of fame
Testament Amiga The lighting conditions could be better
Testament Amiga Found a key
Testament Amiga A gun! This will come in handy!

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The Press Says

Amiga Format Jul, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Games Feb, 1997 74 out of 100 74
Polski Portal Amigowy Feb 23, 2005 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

A followup to Testament was planned and under development. Amongst new features, it would have 1x1 pixels and 14 bit stereo sound. It was previewed in Amiga Future #12, which can be read in facsimile here.

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Игги Друге (43652) added Testament (Amiga) on Jan 25, 2008