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- Spirit of Excalibur -

Spirit of Excalibur is game with some mixed elements, at the start you can adventure with some of your characters and you can increase their statistics in combat and later on you can command your armies against evil forces. The game is based on Arthurian legend and it begins right after King Arthur died in battle against the evil Mordred. With his dying breath Arthur has made Constantine the successor to the throne but many knights of the round table do not agree with this and as such Camelot is now in disarray. You must travel troughout the land and gather forces so that you can combat the evil that is once again threatening the country.

You start alone as constantine as he is concluding a negotiation and he must travel back to Camelot, along the way you will meet citizens and not all of them will be friendly. Some of them will give you advise and other will ask for your help. These events are played out on a 2D screen showing the characters in question. What you do here will affect people's loyalties to you as when you help them they are likely to pledge their help to you in return. Later on you are joined by a knight of the round table who will escort you to Camelot and you can also have him fight battles as well. After you reach Camelot things will start to get more complicated as you must send some of your knights throughout the land to stop invading armies and to gather more allies. You have to negotiate, bribe and use magic at times to convince as many people as you can to join your cause. These travels are shown on a large overhead map where you can click towns and castles where you can then travel to. The ultimate goal is to defeat evil once again become the rightfull ruler of England.

Spirit of Excalibur is a bit of a mixed game with many different elements like roleplaying and strategy. However some of these parts like the conversations can be rather slowgoing and the action sequences can be a bit short. However combined I believe they form a game that's not bad to play if you can put up with the pace of it all. There was also a sequel made which means there must have been enough interest in the game to make one. I enjoyed the game but this is one of those games where personal preference really comes in so check it out for yourself.

Overal rating: 7/10

Erde Kaiser




This game was released for three different systems here are some notes:
Amiga Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed with winUAE v0.9.91.
This is actually the best looking version of the lot but with slight loading times.
Atari ST Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed with Steem v3.2.
The graphics are lacking colors which make the game look a bit bad but the gameplay is all there.
DOS Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed on a win2k PC.
Works under dosbox but the sound is weird, it also works without problems under windows though except for the usual sound.

Date added Dec-25-2005 13:40
Name Spirit of Excalibur
Developer Synergistic software
Publisher Avalon interactive
First released 1990
Genre RPG
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Download Atari ST, filesize: 1190 Kb
Commodore Amiga, filesize: 1655 Kb
MS-DOS, filesize: 1354 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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