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Velnor's Lair
By Neptune Computing
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #10

This is a Dungeons & Dragons-type adventure game. Right at the beginning you choose which class you want to be: a wizard, a warrior or a priest, with each character having different powers.

Whichever you choose I can guarantee a lot of midnight oil burning. Like a good book, you don't want to put it down - fortunately there is a save game facility.

The lack of graphics doesn't matter a bit; in fact, I got so engrossed in the game I could visualise the scenes. To give you any description of the action would only spoil it for you; besides, the cassette inlay says it all.

If you are a D&D person, then this game is a must for your collection. I don't go in much for predictions, but I have a feeling that this game will get high in the top ten, and stay there.

No problems with loading, and as I only got about 25% of the game completed I couldn't say whether or not there are bugs (of the program variety, that is). Even if there were, I think I would have ignored them! By the way, that 25% represents a lot of playing. I must dash now, I have a spell to cast!

B.B.