BLACK LAMP by Richard Karsmakers
"Being the story of Jack - Jolly Jack the Jester, hero of this
medieval mission of daring and romance; this courageous crusade
through rustic landscapes and Gothic interiors; this audacious
quest to rid a kingdom of Evil; where the reward for succes of
the hand of a Princess and the price of failure is Death!"
Firebird's latest release is "Black Lamp", in which the player
(being Jolly Jack the Jester) has to collect lamps that lie
scattered all over the kingdom - each lamp being guarded by a
fearsome dragon of enormous dimensions. And then there's the one
and only Black Lamp, the most difficult one to get...
Graphics in this new Firebird release, done by Steve Cain (of
"Star Trek" fame), are very well done indeed. They not only
succeed in merely being beautiful, but also create the Gothic
atmosphere necessary in this game. Music, animation and scrolling
are very good, too; this all makes "Black Lamp" a good game to
play, look at and the try to conquer. Inside scenes are platform-
type levels, whereas outside scenes feature scrolling graphics.
Various creatures try to kill you, so beware!
Name: Black Lamp
Overall rating: 8.5
Many thanks go to Firebird for sending the program!
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