Beyond The Ice Palace

Publisher: Encore
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Computer & Video Games #101

Beyond The Ice Palace

There's a land to the north, just beyond the Ice Palace, and it's really nice and everyone lives in peace and harmony. Ahhh. Unfortunately, between here and there dwell some of the nastiest, more horrible creatures ever to walk the Earth. Oooh. The only way of bringing some sort of balance between the two is to send someone out to give the monsters a good seeing-to. And with the help of your magic weapon and a friendly silvan smart-bomb spirit, that's what you have to do.

Beyond The Ice Palace is honest-to-goodness arcade adventuring fare, with appealing graphics (although colour-clash rears its ugly head), so-so sound and mildy addictive bounce-and-blast gameplay. There's a fair amount of death-dealing to do, and some of the baddies are well hard, so even though you get nine lines, you should find the going sufficiently tough.


A pleasing arcade adventure which offers nothing new, but still manages to grab the attention for a while.


The same game as the others, with more colour than the C64 version but with slightly blockier graphics.


More colourful than the Spectrum version, and better sound, but basically the same mildly challenging romp through the woods.