Time and Magik

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Time and Magik is a trilogy of interactive fiction games by Level 9. The individual games were initially released separately in 1983-1986. In 1988 the three games were revised, expanded and re-released together as a compilation by Mandarin Software, a division of Europress Software.

Time and Magik
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Developer(s)Level 9
Publisher(s)Mandarin Software
Platform(s)Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum
Release1988
Genre(s)Interactive fiction
Mode(s)Single-player

The GamesEdit

Lords of TimeEdit

Father Time sends the player to different time zones to secure nine treasures that help to fight the evil Lords of Time.

Red MoonEdit

Red Moon Crystal, a powerful source of Magik, has been stolen and must be recovered to save the country of Baskalos from destruction.[1] The game won the award for best adventure game of the year in Crash magazine,[2] and the game was voted best adventure game of the year at the Golden Joystick Awards.[3]

The Price of MagikEdit

Sequel to the previous game; Myglar the Magician, guardian of the Crystal, has become insane and is draining its energy for his own use; he must be defeated before it is exhausted.

ReviewsEdit

  • Sinclair User, review of The Price of Magik:

    "... further proof of Level 9's position as the leading UK adventure house... Everything in The Price of Magik is for the best - plot, parser, graphics, and above all the execution of the game."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Level 9's big red moon", Zzap!64, Newsfield Publications Ltd (1): 67–68, June 1985
  2. ^ http://www.crashonline.org.uk/27/awards.htm
  3. ^ "Golden Joystick Awards", C+VG, Future Publishing (55): 90–91, May 1986
  4. ^ "The Price of Magik Review", Sinclair User (52), p. 33, July 1986

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