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Description

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace.

Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game. Interaction is possible only with highlighted objects on the screen, and is reduced to a single cursor, without the distinction of separate commands. There are also no branching dialogues. Many of the puzzles involve picking up ingredients and concocting magic spells out of them.

Screenshots

Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate DOS Cannibal island (Polish version) - actually, there is an item which can let you escape their cauldron and get back to the ship...
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate DOS In the woods
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate DOS A cross way in the woods
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate DOS Town Gate - how to get in!?

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (Book Two)" -- GOG.com release title
  • "The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate" -- informal title
  • "Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate" -- FM Towns / PC-98 title
  • "Kyrandia 2" -- Informal title
  • "キランディアII 運命の手" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Fables & Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia - Hand of Fate: Book Two" -- Post-trilogy title

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User Reviews

Worthy of a place amongst the adventure game greats Infernos (33000) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
The weakest of the Kyrandia series OceansDaughter (109) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars
Save the world from the walking glove! Robert Pragt (29) unrated
Uniquely Wonderful Tom Ryan (2) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 12 out of 12 100
Joystick (French) Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
PC Joker Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
MikroBitti Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Quandary Sep, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Jan, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Retro Archives Jul 16, 2019 15.5 out of 20 78
GameStar (Germany) May, 1998 75 out of 100 75
Just Adventure 1995 B 75
Score Apr, 1994 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Malcolm character

The Legend of Kyrandia series consists of three installments and unlike many adventure games' sequels they are connected mostly by the Kyrandia land and the life of its inhabitants. The main antagonist, Malcolm, who was defeated in the first part, does not make any substantial appearance in Hand of Fate. The second installment is a sort of a side-track story in which player impersonates into mystic woman Zanthia whose main task is to figure out what is happening with Kyrandia. Malcolm (or rather his stone statue) appears only in the end sequence suggesting that the third installment was on its way.

References

  • After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.
  • It has been suggested over on Wikipedia that the game's unusual title may well be a reference to the notorious cult movie (much-beloved of MST3K) Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

Version differences

The game was also released on CD-ROM. This version has full speech throughout the game, although the game is similar to the earlier disk release.

Polish version

CD version of "Hand of Fate" is one of the first names that was fully translated into Polish including voice acting. The version of the game was distributed by IPS Computer Group and was reviewed in Secret Service 18 (November 1994).

Information also contributed by OceansDaughter and Pseudo_Intellectual

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MAT (223577) added Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate (DOS) on Feb 17, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (737951) and Terok Nor (30911)