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Artura is a side-scrolling platform game. The game semi-utilizes the mythology of King Arthur in that you play as Artura, son of the Pendragon. Your goal is rescue Nimue, apprentice to Merdyn, from your evil half-sister Morgause.

You will battle numerous horrible creatures such as spiders and bats with your axe and avoid deadly traps while attempting to gain access to Morgause's castle. You will also search for 6 runes, which contain spells, that you must find in order to free Nimue. Artura contains 4 maze-like levels that are so complicated that poster sized map of the levels is included with the game.


Artura ZX Spectrum This screen shows how hard it can be to see what's going on sometimes. In this shot is Artura two attacking birds, a couple of battle axes in flight and a warrior coming in from behind
Artura ZX Spectrum Bad guys die in a poof of black. Artura turns into a pretty bird.
Artura ZX Spectrum ... and here's the other side. He's emerged on top of a warrior, hence the life force, the blue chain along the bottom of the screen, has started to diminish
Artura ZX Spectrum Through another couple of portals and there's the option to go up the stairs. Can't go along to the right because blue walls are impassible

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1988 476 out of 1000 48
The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1988 42 out of 100 42


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NGC 5194 (17617) added Artura (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 03, 2005
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