• Publisher: Mastertronic
• Developer:
Release Date: 1985
Code: Unknown
GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

Our Game Rating: 76%


FILE: excalibaend.zip

> EXCALIBA by Mastertronic

Completed & Reviewed by Brendan Phoenix

I posted some info on the forum regarding this game - really thought it was impossible to do - so I'm quite chuffed that I managed to complete it. Ok it was with infinite lives, but I had a timer against me and you lose all pieces of the door when you lose a life. It was tough.

I'm happy to report that after the battle to complete it, it does have an end (and then starts from the beginning). To be honest, for an early budget game (1985 I think) it's ok - to be honest I was half expecting it not to have any.

The final level is complete.

Our Knight walks out through the door.

He flies over the castle carrying the evil Wizard.

He drops the Wizard ...

... who explodes before you eyes!

The castle is safe once more. The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Just infinite lives :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The original instructions (I have the game) states you have to rescue the Princess from an evil wizard - the ending makes no mention of the Princess, however what we do get is you flying on a big bird (in the game you pick up Excaliba and you are transported on to the big bird and can fly around the screen picking up pieces of the door - easier than walking about. Funny thing is, Excaliba only appeared in the first 2 levels - not the later ones!) past the backdrop of the castle, carrying the evil wizard - you drop him and he explodes into multi coloured balls! A little ditty plays as you fly at the top of the screen.

COMMENTS: It's short and it's rather good for it's age - I think I would have awarded it a much higher mark if it actually had some congratulations message and fitting epilogue saying you have rescued the Princess, etc, etc.

FINAL SAY: All in all, an ok ending.

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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