Longplay Information

Author(s): IronclawIronclaw
System: Amiga 500
Subtitle Language:
Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 28/04/2020
YouTube Release: 24/02/2021
Duration: 02:26:44
File Size: 269.30 MB (275758.64 KB)
Downloads: 102 downloads
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Player's Review

Game release year: 1991

One of my favorite games as a kid. Played it a lot, and it's fun both alone and with friends.

My plan was to get all artifacts with one hero, but as the game is quite slow, I just couldn't be bothered. Also didn't know they would give up. If I'd known, I wouldn't have spent all that time on moving single units around which I planned on grouping up in various strategical places. Or maybe they surrendered because I reached a certain amount of troops? Dunno. Anyway, you could select to accept their surrender, which means you got control of all their lands, thus you become the Lord of Illuria, or decline surrender the game continues. I̵'̵m̵ ̵i̵n̵ ̵t̵h̵e̵ ̵p̵r̵o̵g̵r̵e̵s̵s̵ ̵o̵f̵ ̵d̵e̵f̵e̵a̵t̵i̵n̵g̵ ̵t̵h̵e̵m̵ ̵a̵l̵l̵ ̵t̵o̵ ̵s̵e̵e̵ ̵w̵h̵a̵t̵ ̵h̵a̵p̵p̵e̵n̵s̵,̵ ̵w̵i̵l̵l̵ ̵u̵p̵d̵a̵t̵e̵ ̵h̵e̵r̵e̵ ̵l̵a̵t̵e̵r̵. 𝐎𝐊, 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐥𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐚: https://i.imgur.com/8iO1ElO.png.

The game is actually quite easy thanks to the save/load feature. You can save and load whenever you want. So, just save before a fight and load if you lose. But don't try to fight again as the outcome will always be the same. UNLESS you move some units around etc and then try it again, then the result could be different (yes, during the same turn). I sometimes did this, or just tried again next turn instead. You will see me skip moving my units sometimes and probably wondered why I didn't attack or move, when I had a bunch of moves left, well, the above explanation is why Smile. One example is at 04:30 where I show I have moves left, but won't search the place, the reason I searched the NEXT turn was the game wanted to give me TWO Wizards then, lol, but only one if I searched the previous turn.

The fights can be so silly. With one unit I can take over one of their cities that is guarded by 5+ units, or I could die without killing any of theirs. It's so random. My Wizards are apparently quite weak, as they most of the time lost a 1v1 fight against the weakest units, yet sometimes he could take out whole groups or cities.

If I wanted to play through this again, I would make boats early, as they took 10+ turns to make, and would be very useful later in the game, as walking across mountains with most units takes a lot of turns.

I found several versions (always try to get the latest one when I longplay a game): 1.0, 1.04, 2.0, 2.03, and 2.04. The one and only manual I could find seems to be from version 1.0 (makes sense). Forgot exactly which versions had which changes, but it was something like - first version lacked a HD install script, the second one (1.04) got it, but wasn't good enough so got an update in 2.0, but then removed in 2.03 (so no HD install script in 2.03), but apparently this version works if it's copied from disk to HD, but first version wouldn't work that way, not even with assigns, or maybe it was 1.04 that didn't work from HD. Anyway, 2.03 is the reported "final" version (as seen on HoL), but there's a 2.04, which I read is just a hex edit (to change it from 2.03 to 2.04), but from what I noticed it has the HD install script back and it's a fully working one. So someone (if it wasn't the devs who released 2.04, as that detail no one seem to know, that I could find anyway) added a proper HD install script and made it 2.04. The menu and pop-up menus had an update between 1.4 and 2.0. A new menu (Views) was added in the early 2.x versions that includes more options, one of which is "Control" where you can toggle on/off different things. I have no idea what "Enhanced combat" does (which is in "Control"Wink, and it's not covered in the manual as that one was made before the update, and couldn't find any info online, other than another one who also said he didn't know what it did, and he tried everything to see if he could notice a difference, which he couldn't.