Below the Root

• Publisher: Windham Classics
• Developer:
Windham Classics
Release Date: 1984
Code: Dale Disharoom

GFX: Bill Groetzinger

Our Game Rating: 87%


FILE: belowtherootend.zip

> BELOW THE ROOT by Windham Classics

Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

Below the root is a great arcade adventure which was very popular amongst C64 gamers, and fans of the Green-Sky Trilogy of books. It's one that I missed out on as a kid, which I don't really understand as I loved this genre of game and I'm surprised it passed me by. The game is quite big and is set in a forest where it inhabitants live in trees. You can explore the huge map and interact with many characters and animals which provide you with items and information to help you progress. The aim is to find someone called Raamo and save the land from its impending destruction.

"HOW. White man seek another white man."

Not much going on here :(

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Using a walkthrough and a lot of saved games.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once you have completed a series of tasks and worked your way down below the roots of the trees to a deep cave, you finally find Raamo who is trapped on a ledge. Using one of my character's specially developed abilites (Kiniport), I was able to transport my body onto the ledge and offer Raamo a Shuba (which is a garment that allows your character to glide through the air and land without being hurt). Raamo then says that you have saved his life, saved the village of Green Sky and fulfilled the prophecy. He confirms that the quest is complete and that you have been given the rank of 'Master Quester'. The game then resets to the title page.

COMMENTS: I have to say - the end was quite disappointing after all that hard work.

FINAL SAY: There is an end, but it's not very good. It's a great game and deserved a better end. Such a shame.

G.E. RATING: 3 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi