DescriptionIn this Infocom Graphic Interactive Fiction, you play the role of Arthur in search of the Excalibur sword, stolen by the evil King Lot. To aid you in your quest, you are assisted by Merlin who grants you the power to transform yourself into a variety of animals.
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|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Oct, 1989||92 out of 100||92|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Oct, 1989||91 out of 100||91|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Oct, 1989||89 out of 100||89|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Amiga||Sep, 1989||880 out of 1000||88|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Macintosh||Aug, 1989||880 out of 1000||88|
|Amiga Action||Amiga||Oct, 1989||82 out of 100||82|
|SPAG||DOS||May 17, 1998||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||Macintosh||1998||80|
|Power Play||Amiga||Sep, 1989||65 out of 100||65|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Apple II||Sep, 1989||Unscored||Unscored|
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ReferencesThere are some puns and references in the game that require trying out certain things:
- When typing "ask about bird" when speaking to the village idiot, he'll talk about Larry Bird instead.
- When visiting the kraken, typing "ask about kraken" will cause him to give a familiar Muhammad Ali quote.
- Eating food as an owl or turtle will give a message about "Purina (the animal you've turned in to)-chow".
- Typing "look at woman" when in the underground chamber.
- After killing the boar, trying to pull the tusk out of the boar's mouth.
Related Web Sites
- DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS (Compatibility information page about the original game and its DOSBox versions. )
- Hall of Light (For Amiga: game database entry; digitalised manuals; game packaging; screenshots; additional material.)
- Macintosh Garden, an abandonware games archive (For Macintosh: reviews; game packaging; downloadable releases; manual; screenshots; additional material.)
- The Bob And Ray Overstocked Surplus Wareouse (The Infocom Bugs List on the game.)
- The Infocom Gallery (Grey Box Releases) (Gallery of package, manual and extras of the game.)
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Encyclopaedic entry for the combined platforms of the game.)