The House of Games.net - abandonware / oldgames for many systems with reviews for each game!
  A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z  
 Utils   Action   Adventure   Interactive fiction   Misc   Puzzle   Racing   Rpg   Simulation   Sport   Strategy 
 Search by name
 by company all companies
News
Nov 30 - No fish
Oct 05 - Big Mac!
Aug 03 - Bruce Lee!
Jun 08 - You want the be a lion?
Jun 01 - Horse racing
May 17 - Big update
May 04 - Whooo
Apr 25 - Oh my
Latest additions
Manhunter: New York
Big Mac The Mad Maintenance Man
Bruce Lee
Lion
Space quest 2 - Vohauls revenge
El-Fish
Yo! Joe!
Z-out
Robinson's requiem
Voodoo nightmare
Zeewolf
Zombie apocalypse
X-it
Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego
Yolanda
- Companions of Xanth -

Legend made some pretty wellknown adventures when they started like the spellcasting series, they were basically interactive fiction but with added graphics. Companions of Xanth was the first game from Legend that had a fully mousedriven interface though the origins of the game are pretty clear, there is for instance a WAIT button something I have never seen before on any other point and click adventure. The interface is fairly obvious with actions on the left, your inventory on the bottom, and the main screen takes up the rest.

The game's intro shows that two demons in de land of Xanth have made a deal, each will pick a mundane (human) who has to win a game. Whoever of the two mundanes wins the game will allow one of the demons to win. You play as Dug, a guy who's girlfriend wants to break up with you and as a dare your friend asks you to play this game called Companions of Xanth or he will be allowed to date your girlfriend. You can pick from four companions but only Nada Nage will actually be helpfull since the rest will get you killed right away. Right after that you meet your rival called Kim who notices that you look like a computer screen and deducts that you don't believe in magic or the realness of Xanth which obviously helps her in her quest to win. Neither of you know that you are playing for a demon though.

Right after that you can start the game in earnest and though you are not quite sure what the goal is you do know that you are competing for a mysterious prize. You'll travel throughout Xanth in order to find out what you are looking for and Nada can provide you not only with some advice but in some situations she is crucial to many puzzles. Later on you will switch companions with your rival Kim which is explained in the book Demons don't dream (on which the game was based) which was provided with the game and you'll even have to mount a rescue for Nada after she has been captured.

Some of the puzzles are very obscure to say the least and occasionally you will have to resort to the compemdium of Xanth which is provided at the start of the game to look up some facts about Xanth. There are loads of puns in the game like trying to beat the evil Com-Pewter or getting rid of the Censor-ship that censors everything the townspeople say. I know there are people who don't like these puns or kind of humor Legend has in some of their games but I guess you will have to see for yourself how you think of it. I enjoyed the game quite a lot and if you can get hold of the CD version I can recommend it because the voiceacting is pretty good.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser


This game was released for one system here are some notes:
DOS Released in 1993.
This is the disk version and doesn't contain speech, the CD version had full speech throughout the entire game.

Date added Jul-11-2008 11:51
Name Companions of Xanth
Developer Legend entertainment
Publisher Legend entertainment
First released 1993
Genre Adventure
Sponsored links  
Download MS-DOS, filesize: 5638 Kb
Links
Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs Get solve here
No extra docs available
 

Info
HOME
About ME
About The House of Games
Contact
FAQs
Support us
Links
privacy policy
Sitestats
27-Mar-2017
Games: 428
Utils: 30
Manuals: 213
Solves: 92
Random game picked

Ninja gaiden

Rings

abandoned places

it came from the abandonware ring
Affiliates