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The Magic Candle is best described as an Ultima clone. Its a top-down party-driven RPG.

The plot revolves around you (Lukas) and your party of intrepid adventurers, whose task it is to seal the demon Dreax within the Magic Candle (which is burning down, and when it does, he gets released).

The game has 3 difficulty levels (changing the number of 'days' you get to complete the game in.) A lot of travelling, dungeon-crawling, town-exploring, and especially, lots of conversing with NPCs.


The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Apple II Lukas went out alone and was quickly ambushed by orcs.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Apple II After listening to the king blather on for a bit, you’re sent out to find companions for your quest.
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Apple II Title screen.  (Is it a beautiful sunset, or is “Magic Candle” a euphemism for nuclear war?)
The Magic Candle: Volume 1 Apple II The Knights’ Room, where you can call forth companions.

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Alternate Titles

  • "マジックキャンドル" -- Famicom Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – Most Rewarding Ending of All Time

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JRK (11178) added The Magic Candle: Volume 1 (Apple II) on Jan 09, 2004
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11178), Oleg Roschin (181737) and Yakumo (473)