& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Magic Candle is an RPG ("hissss... boooo..." -
Vinny) by Mindcraft. It's a game I really wanted to
own as a kid, but never played it on a real C64. I
recently decided to put the hours in to playing this
game and found it to be a fantastic and absorbing RPG -
certainly one of the best available for the C64.
world is huge and will take you many weeks of playing to
explore fully. You start by creating a new character who
starts the game at a castle where you can invite other
characters to join you on your quest to destroy the evil
Dreax and restore the magic candle's power. Combat is a
simple turn based affair, which is pretty quick so it
doesn't drag the game play down. There are hundreds of
items to collect, characters to interact with and
villages to explore making this game fantastic value for
Graphically it is pretty good with neat, colourful
characters and backgrounds.
liked playing the Ultima series of games, then you will
love this game. Definitely one of the best RPG's I have
ever played. You must check this one out.
Off you go then...
In the castle...
Time to eat!
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played it using a few walkthrough solutions I found
online. I also hacked the code a little to make certain
items magically appear inside my characters inventory.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have collected specific magical items and
placed your three magic users on designated spots before
the magic candle, you have to perform a ritual by
chanting magical phrases. This causes the evil Dreax to
appear and become trapped inside a captivity bubble
before full power is restored to the magic candle. The
heroes then return to King Rebnard's court to enjoy a
banquet in their honour. Your heroes are given the title
of 'Heroes of the candle'. The king then
announces that evil exists in further lands where the
quest will continue, but for now they must enjoy their
moment of victory and toast the heroes great deed.