Producer: Digital Fantasia, 48K £9.95
Author: Brian Howarth
The object of the title of this excellent adventure has been stolen from the palace where itis normally kept. As it is a priceless artifact which has been worshipped by your race for years, you are sent out to find it. The game begins in a dense, spooky wood and you are standing next to a tattered cloak and a pile of rotting leaves. During the quest you will encounter a wolf, a carvivorous crab, a lizard man and the Gorgon among many other eerie nasties. The ingenuity with which Brian Howarth spins both plot and logic keeps you on the edge of your seat. The graphics are somewhat simple, but the strength of these games lies in their text. Three sequels follow on from The Golden Baton: Arrow of Death (parts 1 and 2) and The Wizard of Akyrz. CRASH rating 68%.