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The evil sorcerer Suzar and his army of mutated humanoids attacked the land of Anar and defeated its bravest warriors in a bloody battle. You were the only one who was able to escape. You were picked up by a royal merchant ship and brought to the king Darius. The people of Anar know the ancient legends, that tells about magical sword and shield, whose power alone is able to defeat Suzar. You and five other adventurers have volunteered to venture into the wilderness of Anar and to retrieve the magical items.

Legend of the Sword is a fantasy adventure game with very slight RPG elements (top-down view, day and night cycle, world map exploration, traditional RPG-like plot, etc.). But the core gameplay is that of a pure puzzle-solving adventure. You interact with the environment by typing commands, and only a few of them are represented by icons (movement in eight directions as well as going in and out).


Legend of the Sword DOS Actions menu
Legend of the Sword DOS Sometimes you'll see this red face if you swear too much
Legend of the Sword DOS You're getting a clue to one of the puzzles... but which one?
Legend of the Sword DOS You see a cave entrance, but you have no idea how to enter

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The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jul, 1988 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jun, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Aug, 1988 88 out of 100 88
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1988 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1988 9.8 out of 12 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Aug, 1988 815 out of 1000 82
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Tilt DOS Apr, 1989 13 out of 20 65
Power Play Atari ST Jul, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65


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