The Magicians Curse (Commodore 16, Plus/4)

The Magicians Curse Commodore 16, Plus/4 Title Screen.


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A once prosperous land inhabited by an evil wizard has stayed uninhabited long after he left. There are tales though that he left behind in his lair a golden statue which is priceless. You play as an adventurer who has entered the land looking for the buried treasure. The game is a flick-screen arcade adventure viewed from the side with elements of a platform game. There are eight skill levels to choose from and when the game is completed you start again on a higher skill level.

As you explore you will encounter buildings to explore as well as creatures and objects that will harm you. As you move about, you have a strength gauge which is slowly decreasing but you can find potions and food to keep it topped up. Touching creatures like bats or items like falling apples and water will decrease the gauge further and be wary of certain potions that are poison and an antidote needs to be found before you die and it's game over.

To succeed in your quest, certain items need to be found before you can get to the statue which are seven talismans scattered all over the surrounding area, two keys to unlock doors to enter buildings, and a candle to see in the underground section. A joystick or keyboard can be used to control your hero.


The Magicians Curse Commodore 16, Plus/4 Inside the house.
The Magicians Curse Commodore 16, Plus/4 Start of your quest.
The Magicians Curse Commodore 16, Plus/4 Outside a house.
The Magicians Curse Commodore 16, Plus/4 Crossing a river.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Magician's Curse" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Commodore User Jan, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gamer Feb, 1987 64 out of 100 64
Your Commodore Apr, 1987 24 out of 40 60
Zzap! Aug, 1987 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1987 5.6 out of 12 47


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FatherJack (62757) added The Magicians Curse (Commodore 16, Plus/4) on Apr 04, 2014