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In 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.


Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur DOS Starting location (EGA)
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Apple II Path
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Macintosh Excalibur in the stone
Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur Apple II Merlin disappears

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The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Oct, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1989 880 out of 1000 88
Commodore User Amiga Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Computing Amiga Nov, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1989 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
SPAG DOS May 17, 1998 8 out of 10 80 DOS Sep 16, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apple II Sep, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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There 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.

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