Darkest Road
By Zenobi Software
Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Crash #92

The Darkest Road

Looks like the Black Wanderer is up to a few tricks. Spreading the great Sadness while drawing the Darkness ever closer is no mean feat before breakfast. This guy lives in The Pinnacle, a rather foreboding fortress. Basically, left unchecked, he'll swamp the land with his evil.

You, of course, are the only one who can defeat this character. Along with the Silent Song, written by a local cabaret singer with laryngitis, you can drive the darkness from the land That's your task. Locate the Black Wanderer and hit him square in the mush with the song's magic.

Presentation is pretty good, with the handy addition of arrows indicating which directions you can move in. Location descriptions are lengthy at times and it's nice to see plenty to nooks and crannies to examine. When something of interest is found a nifty sound effect heralds the find.

Darkest Road is an okay game. Nothing special, fairly well designed with a smattering of atmosphere but nothing to make your spine tingle. Puzzles are all right, nothing really wrong with them and, erm, that's it, really. A fairly solid game which never really gets out of second gear.

Paul Rigby

Other Spectrum 48K/128K Game Reviews By Paul Rigby

  • The Golden Pyramid Front Cover
    The Golden Pyramid
  • Into The Mystic Front Cover
    Into The Mystic
  • Hob's Hoard Front Cover
    Hob's Hoard
  • Treasure Island Front Cover
    Treasure Island
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Lamberley Mystery Front Cover
    Sherlock Holmes: The Lamberley Mystery
  • The Micro Mutant Front Cover
    The Micro Mutant
  • Crete 1941 Front Cover
    Crete 1941
  • Battle Of The Bulge Front Cover
    Battle Of The Bulge
  • Kobyashi Ag'Kwo Front Cover
    Kobyashi Ag'Kwo
  • The Golden Sword Of Bhakhor Front Cover
    The Golden Sword Of Bhakhor