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The Runes of Zendos is the sequel to The Oracle's Cave and shares gameplay elements with i's predecessor, a mixture of an action game and a text adventure.
The mission is to save time itself, & the spirit of each month has been imprisoned by the evil wizard Zendos by hiding them in 12 different runic hour glasses. The player has to find the glasses and to release the spirits by deciphering complex runes associated with each.


The Runes of Zendos ZX Spectrum Loading screen.
The Runes of Zendos ZX Spectrum Going up.
The Runes of Zendos ZX Spectrum Missed something downstairs. When the player gets up or down the screen is scrolled in the respective direction.
The Runes of Zendos ZX Spectrum Automatically starts the game.

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Crash! Jan, 1985 8 out of 10 80


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ZeTomes (36466) added The Runes of Zendos (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 19, 2016