Home Computing Weekly


Heroes Of Karn

Author: D.M.
Publisher: Interceptor Micros
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #103

An adventure game with some graphic illustrations, Heroes of Karn takes you back to a medieval/magical/mystery setting in a mythical land. The sleeve notes make all clear.

You are the stranger who must defeat the hordes of Evil, masterminded by the Powers of Night. Only you can rescue the four Heroes of Karn, returning. the land to peace and prosperity. In fact, the sleeve notes go much further in setting the scene in 'mock-gothic' prose. Instructions for playing the game are very detailed, but they don't get you far with your quest!

There are about 10 illustrations to accompany the game. These are revealed the first time you encounter a location, but after that, you must specifically ask for them. They really are quite magnificent; I always worry about quality when I see that a game has been converted from the C64 for the Spectrum, but this conversion is good, not simple line drawings, but real pictures drawn in a trice on the screen.

Thankfully, this is not one of those adventures which kills you off in the first three seconds; you get a chance to explore and collect a few bits and pieces before your troubles start! All in all, challenging, well executed and good value for money.

To discover whether it's the ultimate challenge, you'll have to try it for yourself!

D.M.

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