After centuries of calm, peace has abandoned the steppes of Dasht-e Kavir and Dashr-e Lut. Orcs, dark knights and other evil creatures ambush and attack travelers in the roads, and they even dare to get close to undefended villages. It is rumored that the chimneys from Dal Gurak's tower are smoking again, and the shamans are sharing the news with bated breath, as if they were afraid of making the bad omen come true.
You are Jarkum, a barbarian from the lineage of Arram. Your ancestor Tukaram was chosen by the goddess Ianna to end the darkness created by Asherat, the Lord of Chaos. Now, everything points to a return of the same evil, although you do not dare to say it aloud to avoid attracting bad luck. However, when an old shaman came to your tent, you knew something was going wrong.
You must leave immediately and go to Kashgar. Evil does not rest, and you are our only hope. Our people, once proud and powerful, has become fearful after all these years of peace, and it won't resist the attack from the forces of Chaos. You must go to Kashgar and listen to your ancestors.
The game can be controlled using keyboard or joystick, you can choose which one to use by hitting the Fire button in the main menu.
There are two modes: exploration and fight. Using the special key "FIRE 2", you can switch between modes, and each mode will make our character do different types of movement.
+3 Disk Version
You can use a single-disk version (ianna-3dos.dsk), which requires your emulator to support a double-sided, 80-track disk drive, or the two-disk version (ianna-sidea.dsk / ianna-sideb.dsk), which will ask you to switch sides once the main game code has been loaded.
You can use it on your device with ESXDOS (DivMMC, DivIDE or similar), on a ZX-Uno or a ZX Spectrum Next. Just copy the contents of the iannasd/ folder in a directory on your storage device, and then load LOADER.
To use the cartridge version you need a ZX Dandanator! Mini, or an emulator that supports it. Currently, ZesarUX and Es.pectrum support this device.
(c) Retroworks 2017 / www.retroworks.es
Graphics, level design and art: Fco. Javier Velasco (pagantipaco)
Loading screen: Marco Antonio del Campo (MAC)
ZX DANDANATOR! MINI cartridge and technical support: Daniel Leon (Dandare)
English text proofreader: Felix Clowder
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A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).