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Description

You control a mysterious 19th-century machine named "The Eidolon" through mysterious caves. Collect and create fireballs and encounter strange creatures like 'Greps', 'Biter Birds', 'Bottlenecks', 'Rotoflies', 'Puffer Birds' , and 'Guardian Dragons'. Each type of fireball you collect has different effects. For instance Blue fireballs freeze time, and green fireballs transform one monster into another type. A guardian dragon must be defeated at the end of each level.

Eidolon is one of the progenitors of the first-person shooter genre, with full pseudo-3D panoramic graphics. This was achieved with the use of Lucasfilm Games 3D fractal technology, also used in Rescue on Fractalus! and Koronis Rift.

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The Eidolon PC-88 A troll-like creature
The Eidolon Amstrad CPC Insect
The Eidolon Amstrad CPC Loading screen
The Eidolon PC-88 You can only get pass the guardian dragon when you have three diamonds

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Dragon Game" -- working title
  • "Eidalon" -- Misspelled Commodore 64 Ricochet tape title
  • "アイドロン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 97 out of 100 97
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 96 out of 100 96
Lemon64 Commodore 64 Feb 06, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 7.75 out of 10 78
64'er Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 11 out of 15 73
Tilt Commodore 64 Apr, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Tilt Apple II Oct, 1986 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari 8-bit Mar, 1986 Unscored Unscored
Amstar Amstrad CPC Nov, 1986 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Contributed to by Kabushi (257783), ZZip (829), Terok Nor (33129) and Игги Друге (46309)
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