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DescriptionThe land of Fairlight no longer lives up to its name, its culture and society having declined over centuries. The former ruler's castle Avars is shrouded in mystery, and Isvar chooses to investigate it. Unfortunately, he finds himself trapped in a mysterious castle from which he must escape.
Viewed isometrically, Isvar's adventure features complex object manipulation: each object has its own physical properties and resultant characteristics in terms of how much else can be carried alongside it. The castle is guarded and full of trolls, who can weaken Isvar's energy - food and wine can restore it.
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- "Fairlight: A Prelude" -- Title Screen title
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|Popular Computing Weekly||ZX Spectrum||Oct 03, 1985||100|
|Amtix!||Amstrad CPC||May, 1986||96 out of 100||96|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1985||95 out of 100||95|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1986||9 out of 10||90|
|Computer Gamer||Commodore 64||Jul, 1986||18 out of 20||90|
|Amtix!||Amstrad PCW||Sep, 1986||89 out of 100||89|
|Amstrad Action||Amstrad CPC||May, 1986||81 out of 100||81|
|Popular Computing Weekly||Amstrad PCW||Jul 17, 1986||80|
|Your Computer||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1985||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Oct 16, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesFairlight appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Copy protectionThe initial release of the game didn't load on 128K systems, because the copy protection relied on writing to exact memory addresses, which weren't used in the same way on the bigger systems. Within a few months The Edge released an enhanced 128K version.
References to the gameIt was from this game that the legendary cracker and demo group Fairlight took its name.
RemakeIn a piece of astonishing greed and pettiness, The Edge scuppered the partially-completed PC remake of this game in 2003, so as not to damage sales of their mobile phone based remake.
SwedenThis was the first ever game made in Sweden to make a notable impact abroad.
ZX Spectrum 128K versionThe ZX Spectrum 128K version introduced music and added some new secret locations.
Information also contributed by Игги Друге and Apogee IV