& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Tir Na Nog is an action adventure by Gargoyle games,
which is a port of a ZX Spectrum classic. Although it
looks, plays, and sounds like a Spectrum title, it is
still a fantastic game.
play the part of Cuchulainn who wanders the afterlife
searching for the four fragments of the seal of Calum.
Your aim is to reunite the four parts and place them on
the altar. The land of Tir Na Nog is huge and consists
of many different areas, which include forests, plains,
marshes and caves. You will certainly need a map to get
anywhere in this game. You need to collect various
object and solve many tricky puzzles on the way. Your
enemy within the game is Sidhe - a monkey-like beast
that patrols the land looking to spoil your progress.
You need to avoid Sidhe at all costs or you will be
robbed of your items and transported to another region
of the land. This game will take you a long time to beat
and was incredible value for money back in the days of
it's release. It's a shame that the C64 version wasn't
beefed up with better sound and graphics, but it is
still an excellent game.
sequel to this game was called Dun Darach. I found it to
be even better than the original, but sadly it was never
released on the C64. That doesn't matter though, as I
completed that on the Spectrum in the 80's. The ending
was quite poor, so I don't have much faith in this one
being any better...
Now I'm sure there is
going to be a spectacular ending...
The End!! Now fack
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using maps and tips found on the internet (mainly via
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
With all puzzles solved and all pieces complete I
returned to the altar. Once you drop the seal at the
Altar a message appears at the bottom of the screen
reading 'Gu leir'. The screen flashes an ugly
grey colour and the game is won. You can still wander
around within the game, but that my friends is
pointless. Nothing else happens. (Info: 'Gu leir' is
Celtic/Gaelic for 'complete').