Jewels of Darkness
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Jewels of Darkness (formerly the Middle-Earth Trilogy) is a trilogy of text adventure games by Level 9. The individual games were initially released separately in 1983. They featured some themes inspired by the books of J. R. R. Tolkien and so became known as the Middle-Earth Trilogy.
In 1986 the three games were revised, expanded and rereleased together as a compilation. For legal reasons the references to Middle-earth were removed and the trilogy was retitled Jewels of Darkness. The games now featured simple static graphics.
Similar in structure to the previous game; the player must defeat the Dark Lord.
A continuation of the previous game; following the defeat of the Dark Lord, the player must explore his tower looking for treasure.
Computer Gaming World stated that the compilation's claim that the games had been "significantly revised to incorporate the latest innovative techniques" was false. It described the puzzles as illogical, the Commodore version's graphics as "crude", and, like the parser, below the standard of previous Firebird text adventures.
- Seacat, Douglas (February 1988). "Jewels of Darkness". Computer Gaming World. p. 23.
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