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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.4
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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The Amiga conversion is of the same standard as the Atari ST game (reviewed in TGM004, 86%) with colourful cartoon characters and detailed backdrops. Basically a platforms and ladders variant, and while still highly enjoyable, Black Lamp could have been improved for the Amiga.
Running round flip-screen castles and scrolling outdoor scenes makes a nice start, but when it's just about all there is, you're entitled to feel disappointed. Sorcery packed a good deal more game into a far smaller map, and that one came out years ago.
Info (Jan, 1989)
Your goal is to collect all of the different colored lamps scattered about the many "rooms". Along your way are many randomly scattered jewels, food & drink, weapons and other treasures which add to your score or your strength. And you will need all the strength you can find to face the deadly dragons which always guard the final lamp of the quest - the Black Lamp. 1 or 2 players. Very enjoyable!
Commodore User (Aug, 1988)
I was very impressed by Black Lamp. Unlike a lot of Amiga games these days, this really does manage to provide a long term challenge that arcade adventurers and mappers alike should revel in. Well worth a look or a splurge, even.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Wenn man sich erst mal an die vertrackte Steuerung gewöhnt hat, wird man bei der Lampensuche eines putzigen Hofnarrs seinen Spaß haben.
Your Amiga (Oct, 1988)
This game is good to play, but it could have been oh so much better had someone put a bit of effort into the conversion, and at least improved the screen a bit.