Wizard's Lair (ZX Spectrum)

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Perspective
Gameplay
80
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Description

Building on the basic gameplay and visual ideas of Ultimate's Atic Atac, Wizard's Lair stars an explorer named Pothole Pete, who is stuck in the Lair unless he can find all four pieces of the Golden Lion. The game is viewed slightly top-down, with indoor rooms bordered by line drawn vectors rather than the fuller jungle graphics.

The pace of the game is quite fast, and the challenge of the action elements is increased by not having infinite weaponry. The route through the game is non-linear, with multiple exits and secret rooms commonplace. Although the screens always contain a particular area, rather than the sections of different areas viewed in Atic Atac (meaning that the player would often have to work out how to reach some sections via other screens), a river is a central aspect of the layout, delimiting some sections of the screens.

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Wizard's Lair ZX Spectrum I love these goofy faux-medieval rhymes, don't you?
Wizard's Lair ZX Spectrum A rundown of how you did
Wizard's Lair ZX Spectrum Not the most promising start
Wizard's Lair ZX Spectrum A shame Pete skipped those swimming classes, I guess?

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Alternate Titles

  • "Wizards Lair" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gamer May, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1985 39 out of 40 98
Crash! Mar, 1985 94 out of 100 94
Sinclair User May, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Popular Computing Weekly May 31, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Apr 09, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sinclair Programs May, 1985 72 out of 100 72
Your Spectrum May, 1985 5.5 out of 15 37

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Martin Smith (66803) added Wizard's Lair (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 25, 2004
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