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Sword of Sodan

version: pal - year: 1989 - developer: discovery software - publisher: discovery software - format: a500, 3 disks - condition: near mint - rarity: hard to find

Review - "In the heart of the forest where trees are twisted, gnarled, and bent by the wizard's wicked hand and creatures most foul are sent to corrupt and plague the land."

Sword of Sodan coded by a Danish programmer at Discovery Software originally came out on Amiga in 1989 and it was the 1st game of this type to really put to test the new-born Commodore personal computer.

Huge sprites, great sound-effects and amazing magic spells were the basic ingredients of a flashy but classic fantasy-themed action game. Sword of Sodan puts you in control of a barbarian or of a young female warrior. Later in the game, it will be possible to battle your way through using the help of a ride (see screenshot).

Interestingly, there is a neat Replay Option if your Amiga is equipped with extra memory! Unfortunately, Sword of Sodan's name and reputation have been damaged by the atrocious Megadrive port...

Bottom line: an incredible tech demo, which captured the spirit of the arcades scene of the time. Gameplay was a bit on the weaker side though...8/10











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