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Black Lamp is a platform game in which you have to find and collect several colored lamps and bring them back, one by one, to a case located in the first room. There are also several types of bonuses to collect along the way, and many enemies and creatures (some flying) to fight off. The ultimate goal is to bring all the colored lamps back to the case, including the elusive Black Lamp.

The Black Lamp world is presented as a collection of rooms, all connected with ladders and/or doors, as well as outside areas where you must defend yourself by shooting or avoiding the attacking creatures.

The graphics are very sharp and colorful, and all fireplaces, candles and torches are animated.


Black Lamp ZX Spectrum Birds fly past you dropping skulls which explode
Black Lamp Amiga Title screen
Black Lamp ZX Spectrum Loading Screen
Black Lamp Atari ST You found the brown lamp up on a platform!

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Aug, 1988 825 out of 1000 82
Info Amiga Jan, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Happy Computer Atari ST Mar, 1988 77 out of 100 77
Commodore User Amiga Aug, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Atari 8-bit Mar, 1990 13 out of 20 65
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 612 out of 1000 61


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