by Philip Taglione, Pete James, Anthony Taglione
Image Works
Sinclair User Issue 100, June 1990   page(s) 22,23

Just when you thought it was safe to go back down the cellar, Mirrorsoft's Bloodwych puts back the bats in the belfry as you take on the hoards of horrors that are lurking within the labyrinthian corridors of a dark castle that contains strange inhabitants and the secret of absolute power held by four power crystals which once found, can be used in a spell to banish evil forever.

So that's the plot - what the game like? Well it's pretty damn hot actually and if you're a fantasy games fan then Bloodwych is the only game you need.

The game has options for up to two players, with each player controlling up to four characters with differing abilities chosen from a selection of the last 16 champions of Trazere. There are four suits representing Fighters, Mages, Adventurers and Assassins and any combination can be used to make up a team of up to four players with which to enter the castle. You must use your team and their various abilities to gather the four crystals of storing from each of their towers before taking them to a fifth in order to banish the evil Lord of Entropy to Chaos.

On the way, you will encounter many of the occupants of the castle. Most have been transformed into dribbling, psychotics - some may help you by trading with you for money or items of weaponry and such. Most however, will just try to remove your head from your shoulders so watch out!

Price: £9.99/£14.99
Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Graphics: 83%
Playability: 90%
Sound: 65%
Lastability: 91%
Overall: 89%

Summary: A shining example of the new wave of adventure. Excellent on all fronts.

Award: Sinclair User Classic

Transcript by Chris Bourne

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