The Eidolon

aka: Eidalon, The Dragon Game
Moby ID: 21128
Commodore 64 Specs

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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.


  • アイドロン - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

19 People (18 developers, 1 thanks)

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  • Lucasfilm Games Division
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Disk Programming
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Commodore 64 version
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  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by ZZip.

ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. PC-88 added by Terok Nor. MSX added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, FatherJack, firefang9212, robMSX.

Game added February 7, 2006. Last modified February 20, 2024.