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Description

The land of Trazere was once ruled by the powerful and benevolent organization of mages known as Bloodwych. Governed by the Grand Dragon, the Bloodwych supervised over the balance in the land, protecting it from evil and driving it to prosperity. However, the second-in-command of Bloodwych, named Zendick, turned against his group, banished his opponents to the astral plane, and began working on a mad plan - summon the ultimate evil, the Lord of Entropy. The player controls the champion of Trazere, whose ultimate goal is to stop Zendick and restore peace in the country.

Bloodwych is an RPG in the style of Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, being a 3D first-person maze-like game. This game's distinguishing feature is the two-player split screen support, allowing simultaneous playing on one computer.

Each player controls a party of four characters. The four basic classes are warrior, mage, adventurer, and thief; however, each class also has sub-classes, which are represented by four different colors. These colors come into play also when the characters learn and combine spells.

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Bloodwych Atari ST It's empty and scary
Bloodwych DOS Gameplay (EGA)
Bloodwych Amstrad CPC At last, someone to fight!
Bloodwych Amstrad CPC Nice loading screen

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Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Commodore User Amiga Oct, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Zero Amiga Nov, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Oct, 1989 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1991 62 out of 100 62
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 61 out of 100 61
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1989 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1992 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Remake

The developers of Bloodwych (Pete James and Anthony Taglione) later made a remake of their game, called Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard. The selectable characters are even the same for both games.

The game is set in the same universe as The Four Crystals of Trazere, which was also developed by the same programmers.

Spectrum version

The Spectrum version was crammed into the system - just 7 BYTES of memory was left on the largest levels.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (Issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

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