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Elkinloor DOS Title screen with credits.


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Elkinloor is the name of the main character in an adventure/action game set in a land called 'Vol Terra' / 'Vor Terra' in which the player takes the role of an half-man/half elk-like creature living in a forest with others of his kind.

Storyline: Trouble has brewed between the Elkin tribes and their enemies Humans outside the forest, though an uneasy truce has been kept, until suddenly the Forest Princess has disappeared, and the Elkins now believe she was kidnapped by the Humans.
The unrest is now rising, and if you cannot find the Princess in time, war will break out between Human and Elkin tribes.

You play this game as a graphical adventure with predefined commands accessed through keyboard/letter menus. The player is moving through a forest environment, following a path through what amounts to a large maze, battling all kind of creatures met on the path, while gaining money in the process
There are a few teleporting locations, looking like stone circle 'henges', where you can quickly move from one area of the forest to another by inscribing runes. There is no map screen, but you need to manually map the forest paths not to get lost, since all the backgrounds are repeated.
There is a day/night cycle, time seems to advance as you move from one screen to another, and night time results in some types of enemies becoming more frequent, especially ghouls, who can give the player character a disease that needs to be cured.

Friendly/neutral human characters are inside houses, and may give good advice, or ask the player to leave, regardless of which the player may loot the house of it's valuables, like money, medical kits and arrows. Houses and shops are spread out through the forest, and accessed on individual screens

The player character starts out with a dagger, which is he default weapon after loading a saved game. Other weapons and protective armor may be bought in stores, provided the player has enough money accumulated from his battles or looting.
As the player talks to the inhabitants of the forest, hints to the location of the Forest Princess is given, and some keys have to be located to gain access to the place she is kept.


Elkinloor DOS Here is a shop, notice the signs hanging outside.
An enemy is in the way, a green lizardman, carrying a big hammer.
Defeating him with my dagger took about 20-25 strikes.
Elkinloor DOS The locals have different opinions on weapons, this guy thinks a Halberd is the best. If I just had one I could try.
Elkinloor DOS The stores are open for business all night, just as the private homes.
This is a store for Helmets. Bought armor does not show up anywhere, but I assume it improves protection.
Elkinloor DOS Here is a monster that looks like a tree trunk, I may need an axe for this.
The location is one of the dead-ends, with the path ending on the right.
The tree moved! But I blocked the strike.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Elkinloor: The Quest for the forest Princess" -- In-game title

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Topic # Posts Last Post
Release date? 8 Terok Nor (34302)
May 10, 2015


Game crossover

The main character in this game, Elkinloor, also appears in a scene in another of J. Kintz's games: 'The Darkest Night'.
In that game he offers advice to Rolan Fox on how to defeat a dragon, so possibly the same method is used in this game as well.

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Rwolf (21356) added Elkinloor (DOS) on May 03, 2015
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