The wizard Vartok has stolen a powerful artifact, and the
Circle has gathered to summon a hero to retrieve it before he can unlock
its secrets. The summoning fails, and they get you instead.
Billed as a parody of Enchanter, but comes off more like an
homage to it; contains a castle that's nearly identical in layout, although
it's mostly empty. Lots of freedom in the early game, leading to straight
linearity in the mid to end game. Extremely easy to waste resources you'll
need later. Some bugs - after it sat on my hard drive for a while, I
mysteriously became unable to buy certain items, even if I erased all my
saves and started over. If this happens to you, I advise grabbing the source
code and recompiling it yourself.
Reviewed by Carl Muckenhoupt (30 Jun 2000)