1984
Arcade: Adventure
£9.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes

Authors

The authors of this software are credited with 10 other titles.

Publishers

The publishers of this software are credited with 19 other titles.

Budget

It has been released on a budget label 0 times.

Keys

Left: Q Right: W Up: E Down: R Fire: T

Sinclair User Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics - 31/50

A successor to Atic Atac rather than a direct sequel, Sabre Wulf is a gigantic maze game set in a strange jungle full of riotous life, most of it hostile. You must collect four parts of an amulety to escape, while fending off abundant attacks from a wide range of beasts. Magic orchids bloom suddenly in your path, and a host of objects can be found which may aid you on the way. The graphics are extremely rich and varied, although not as well disciplined as earlier Ultimate games. The playing area is enormous and it is a maze game of great distinction.

1984 Crash Readers Awards

1st - Best Maze Game
1st - Best Looking Advert To Appear In a Magazine
2nd - State of the Art Award
3rd - Best (Overall) Arcade Game

Opinion

The first Ultimate game to 'suffer' from their dramatic price increase. A worthy successor to Atic Atac, if a little too similar.

In 1988 the Stamper brothers shocked the videogaming world by announcing in an interview with The Games Machine magazine that Sabre Wulf had been made AFTER Knight Lore. They realised that Sabre Wulf would not sell nearly as well if Knight Lore was released first so they held Knight Lore back for six months and reaped the sales off Sabre Wulf.

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