Heartland (video game)

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Heartland
Heartland Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Odin Computer Graphics
Publisher(s) Odin Computer Graphics
Designer(s) Steve Wetherill, Colin Grunes
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC
Release date(s) 1986
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette

Heartland is a video game by Odin Computer Graphics released in 1986 for several home computer systems.

Plot[edit]

The Heartland has fallen under the rule of the ruthless tyrant Midan and his minions. To overthrow him, the final six pages of a magical book must be found and assembled. However, to confuse would-be adventurers Midan has created six evil pages; these must also be destroyed.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is very similar to the earlier Odin titles Nodes of Yesod and Arc of Yesod. The player must locate the six magical pages and also destroy the six dark pages. Various spells may be collected, including a magical hat which may be thrown to kill enemies. Contact with enemies will cause the player to lose energy; as he grows weaker the face of Midan gradually appears at the top of the screen.

Reception[edit]

  • Sinclair User:

    "Stunning to look at, delightful to play, HEARTLAND is magical and stylish. Simple without being simple-minded." [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heartland Review", Sinclair User, August 1986, ISBN 0-595-27310-6 

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