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Description

In the first part of this trilogy, Brandon, soon to be a king and only heir to the throne, determined to stop the evil jester Malcolm. Now, Kyrandia is disappearing. The high council found the cure for that - the anchor from the center of the world. When the young sorceress Zanthia comes to that anchor, she realizes it is not the answer. Her friend Marco is in possession of a giant hand, and it looks like that hand is responsible for the sabotage. Now, Zanthia must save Kyrandia before everything else vanishes without a trace.

Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Kyrandia series. The gameplay is similar to that of the previous game. Interaction is possible only with highlighted objects on the screen, and is reduced to a single cursor, without the distinction of separate commands. There are also no branching dialogues. Many of the puzzles involve picking up ingredients and concocting magic spells out of them.

Screenshots

Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate FM Towns Dangerous quicksand
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate DOS Something's fishy - a Kyrandian prison
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate FM Towns The Center of the World (English mode), even though this version is on CD it doesn't have any voice acting
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate FM Towns Two guys chasing after the Foot of Bal-Rom (English mode)

Promo Images

Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate Screenshot
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate Screenshot
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate Screenshot
Fables & Fiends: Hand of Fate Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate (Book Two)" -- GOG.com release title
  • "The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate" -- informal title
  • "Kyrandia II: The Hand of Fate" -- FM Towns / PC-98 title
  • "Kyrandia 2" -- Informal title
  • "キランディアII 運命の手" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Fables & Fiends: The Legend of Kyrandia - Hand of Fate: Book Two" -- Post-trilogy title

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User Reviews

Worthy of a place amongst the adventure game greats DOS Infernos (36943)
The weakest of the Kyrandia series DOS OceansDaughter (109)
Save the world from the walking glove! DOS Robert Pragt (29)
Uniquely Wonderful DOS Tom Ryan (2)

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit DOS Nov 04, 2006 6 out of 6 100
Adventure Advocate DOS Feb 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
GameTrip.net DOS Sep 30, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Top Secret DOS Apr, 1994 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer UK DOS 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play DOS Jan, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Just Adventure DOS 1995 B 75
Score DOS Apr, 1994 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Malcolm character

The Legend of Kyrandia series consists of three installments and unlike many adventure games' sequels they are connected mostly by the Kyrandia land and the life of its inhabitants. The main antagonist, Malcolm, who was defeated in the first part, does not make any substantial appearance in Hand of Fate. The second installment is a sort of a side-track story in which player impersonates into mystic woman Zanthia whose main task is to figure out what is happening with Kyrandia. Malcolm (or rather his stone statue) appears only in the end sequence suggesting that the third installment was on its way.

References

  • After Zanthia meets the Hand on the rainbow bridge, the costume she changes into is the same one worn by Sylvester Stallone in Rambo.
  • It has been suggested over on Wikipedia that the game's unusual title may well be a reference to the notorious cult movie (much-beloved of MST3K) Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966).

Version differences

The game was also released on CD-ROM. This version has full speech throughout the game, although the game is similar to the earlier disk release.

Polish version

CD version of "Hand of Fate" is one of the first names that was fully translated into Polish including voice acting. The version of the game was distributed by IPS Computer Group and was reviewed in Secret Service 18 (November 1994).

Information also contributed by OceansDaughter and Pseudo_Intellectual

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