The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate

Critic Score User Score
DOS
87
4.0
Windows
...
4.7
FM Towns
...
5.0
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Description

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace.

Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game. Interaction is possible only with highlighted objects on the screen, and is reduced to a single cursor, without the distinction of separate commands. There are also no branching dialogues. Many of the puzzles involve picking up ingredients and concocting magic spells out of them.

Screenshots

The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Whow! Holy-smokes... who needs inspiration with this!
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns The Center of the World (English mode), even though this version is on CD it doesn't have any voice acting
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate FM Towns Zanthia's spellbook
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate DOS Whoa! Zanthia playing Marilyn monroe?

Alternate Titles

  • "Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate" -- FM Towns title
  • "Kyrandia 2" -- Informal title
  • "Fables & Fiends - The legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate, book two" -- Post-trilogy title

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User Reviews

The weakest of the Kyrandia series DOS OceansDaughter (106)
Save the world from the walking glove! DOS Robert Pragt (26)
Uniquely Wonderful DOS Tom Ryan (2)

Critic Reviews

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Sep 23, 2011 19 out of 20 95
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
GameTrip.net DOS Sep 30, 2006 9 out of 10 90
La Aventura es la Aventura DOS Oct 18, 2006 88 out of 100 88
PC Gamer UK DOS 1995 85 out of 100 85
Svenska Hemdatornytt DOS Mar, 1994 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
MikroBitti DOS Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) DOS May, 1998 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

References

  • After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.
  • It has been suggested over on Wikipedia that the game's unusual title may well be a reference to the notorious cult movie (much-beloved of MST3K) Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

Version differences

The game was also released on CD-ROM. This version has full speech throughout the game, although the game is similar to the earlier disk release.

Information also contributed by OceansDaughter and Pseudo_Intellectual

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Contributed to by Sciere (299624), Terok Nor (20073) and MAT (96748)