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This game is one of Paul Norman's first creations. You are in the middle of what is called the Forbidden Forest. You must defend yourself from the various enemy creatures that are in the forest with your bow and arrows. At the end of the game, you are fighting the mysterious Demogorgon, which appears when nighttime falls. Choose from four different levels of difficulty.

Forbidden Forest was one of the earliest games to feature an environment which changes from day to night, parallax scrolling and gory effects.


Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Title screen
Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Watch out for the giant killer bee
Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Here come some giant hopping creatures
Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Ghosts and skeletons, run away!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Der Wald von Demogargon: Forbidden Forest" -- German title

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User Reviews

I’d dance too if I killed every threat in the forest Katakis | カタキス (41841) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
The scariest game of its time Tom White (48) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Truly a masterpiece! Chagall77 (1706) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Feb, 1984 4 out of 4 100
Your Commodore Nov, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Personal Computer Games Apr, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Oct, 1987 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User May, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Jul 03, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
TeleMatch Aug, 1984 2 out of 6 80
Retrogaming History Jul 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1984 7 out of 10 70
Micro 7 Oct, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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