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A loose adaptation of the 1986 pair of fantasy gamebooks, this game gives a solo player the opportunity to control the actions of The Quarry (player's pick of barbarian, priest or thief), a slave who is once a year selected to run free temporarily, before being run down in the valley of Gad, hunted by its cruel ruler the Archveult, and tortured to death. Survival is possible only through escaping the valley or slaying the hunter. (A second player has the option of controlling the pursuing Archveult simultaneously in splitscreen mode.)

The duel the game sets up is only the last of many threats -- the game imposes countless re-spawning enemies in the players' paths, needing to be endlessly slain with a tap of the attack button (and their random loot gathered with a tap of a different button) while remaining always on the move and attempting to achieve a shopping list of incremental objectives necessary for greater success, "helpfully" listed on the screen at all times in most versions.


Duel Master: Blood Valley ZX Spectrum Choose your warrior.
Duel Master: Blood Valley Amstrad CPC The story.
Duel Master: Blood Valley Commodore 64 A cloaked foe
Duel Master: Blood Valley ZX Spectrum Loading screen.

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Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1988 5 out of 10 50
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC May, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1988 41 out of 100 41
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC May, 1988 398 out of 1000 40
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 398 out of 1000 40
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 398 out of 1000 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC May, 1988 4 out of 10 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 4.4 out of 12 37
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum May, 1988 30 out of 100 30
Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1988 23 out of 100 23


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