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You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.

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The Eidolon ZX Spectrum Level 1
The Eidolon ZX Spectrum In the labyrinth
The Eidolon ZX Spectrum Configuration
The Eidolon ZX Spectrum Out of energy

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Alternate Titles

  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title

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Sinclair User Jul, 1988 79 out of 100 79

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Kabushi (165373) added The Eidolon (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 08, 2006
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