Companions of Xanth
|Companions of Xanth|
|Designer(s)||Michael J. Lindner|
Typical of Piers Anthony's novels, the game is filled with puns and visual gags, and some knowledge of the Xanth universe is helpful; for those players who haven't read any of the Xanth novels, an in-game 'Com-Pendium of Xanth' is provided to the player for the majority of the game.
The game was re-released in July 1997 in a bundle with Legend Entertainment's Death Gate and Shannara.
Computer Gaming World stated in February 1994 that Companions of Xanth was "a very funny game based on an interesting literary license", with "traditional adventure game puzzles". The magazine's Scorpia was less positive in March 1994, criticizing the forced choice of Nada Naga as a Companion, puzzle quality ("uneven at best, and in some cases, downright poor"), and short playing time. She concluded that Companions of Xanth was "the weakest Legend game to date". In August 1994 the magazine said that Xanth "was somewhat weak as a game, but full of Piers Anthony-style humor". The game was reviewed in 1994 in Dragon #204 by Sandy Petersen in the "Eye of the Monitor" column. Petersen gave the game 3 out of 5 stars.
- "Taking A Peek". Computer Gaming World. February 1994. pp. 212–220.
- Scorpia (March 1994). "It's All Pun And Games". Computer Gaming World. pp. 70, 72.
- Wilson, Johnny L. (August 1994). "The Toxic Humormonger". Computer Gaming World. pp. 46–48.
- Petersen, Sandy (April 1994). "Eye of the Monitor". Dragon (204): 59–62.
- Companions of Xanth at MobyGames
- GameFAQs - Companions of Xanth: Includes information, screenshots, walkthrough.
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