Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 26 / JULY 1982 / PAGE 191

EPYX Releases Exciting New Quest Game For The Atari

EPYX has released King Arthur's Heir, a new fantasy quest game for the Atari 400/800 home computer.

In this legendary realm, the player serves at the King's right hand. Arthur, King of the Britons, has named him heir to the throne.

But the player must prove himself worthy to hold the crown of Camelot. Arthur commands that he shall go in quest of the treasured Scroll of Truth, hidden by the great wizard, Merlin.

By moving his joystick, the player's computer displays, in full color graphics, the magical world of Camelot and its mystical surroundings.

Being faithful to the Crown, the player accepts the royal command to retrieve the scroll. Merlin forewarns him of mysterious places, gruesome creatures, evil forces and magical objects that enter his quest at every turn.

Defying all perils, the player journeys through an ominous forest, a supernatural castle, treacherous caves and magical cities — a few of the seven types of realms that entice him. Some hold necessary supplies and even treasures, but in others he is surrounded by evil.

The player must do all in his power to ward off dragons, bargain with wizards, and subdue the devil himself, as more than these will try to waylay him in his quest.

But, amazing treasures will spur him on. A staff that emanates the most powerful of magic and a ring with supernatural powers are among the wonders the player may find.

He may discover a magnificent ark, which acts in his favor if, and only if, he has certain magic in his possession.

If he uses his powers wisely, they will hasten his quest and safely return him to Camelot and the Crown.

King Arthur's Heir is available now on disk for the Atari 400/800 (32K) with joystick controller. The suggested retail price is $29.95.

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