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Adventure: Graphic
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Richard Price
Chris Bourne

You may need a fork-lift truck to carry away Legend from Century Software. The game comes in a vast video style box containing a thick novel, a map, keyboard overlay and the cassette..

The program is in two parts. The first is an adventure game which is mainly menu driven with a graphic combat sequence in real time - nearly, anyway. Your role is that of Rek the Reluctant and your task is to search the land of Drenai for warriors to defend the inhabitants against the relentless and terrible Nadir hordes. On your way you must also solve a number of sub-quests.

There is very little text input as most options are chosen by single keypresses.

The second part of the game depicts the siege of Dros Delnoch, where you have taken the warriors you recruited in the first half. That section is a graphics strategy game and some rather spindly soldiers are shown against a backdrop of battlements.

The combat sequence adds little to the game and is mainly a matter of reflex - a warrior is shown flailing his sword around and when it stops you must choose from different types of thrust. The siege may well appeal to strategy fans but can easily become tedious after a time and could not be called addictive.

Richard Price

Memory: 48K
Price: £14.95