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This game is one of Paul Norman's first creations. You are in the middle of what is called the Forbidden Forest. You must defend yourself from the various enemy creatures that are in the forest with your bow and arrows. At the end of the game, you are fighting the mysterious Demogorgon, which appears when nighttime falls. Choose from four different levels of difficulty.

Forbidden Forest was one of the earliest games to feature an environment which changes from day to night, parallax scrolling and gory effects.


Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Here come some giant hopping creatures
Forbidden Forest Commodore 64 Watch out for the giant killer bee
Forbidden Forest Atari 8-bit Title screen and credits
Forbidden Forest Atari 8-bit Giant bee

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Alternate Titles

  • "Der Wald von Demogargon: Forbidden Forest" -- German title

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User Reviews

In The Forbidden Forest, No One Can Hear Your Screams Commodore 64 Rygar Starkong (9)
I’d dance too if I killed every threat in the forest Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (42240)
The scariest game of its time Commodore 64 Tom White (50)
Truly a masterpiece! Commodore 64 Chagall77 (1706)

Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Commodore 64 Feb, 1984 4 out of 4 100
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Nov, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Personal Computer Games Commodore 64 Apr, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 82 out of 100 82
Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Jul 03, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Jul 27, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1984 7 out of 10 70
Micro 7 Commodore 64 Oct, 1984 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
TeleMatch Atari 8-bit Oct, 1984 1 out of 3 33
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit Dec 02, 2009 F 0


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