PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ATARI 2600 STYLE GAME....
The Enchanted Scepters:
This game has been made using Aloan Moreira’s 2600 engine.
I did not use the MP3 sound effects, however.
HOW TO PLAY
The object of the game is to kill the evil wizard Gorath. He has stolen a magic staff of great power and made his way into the heart of a castle. He plans to use the staff in a very foul ritual.
When you see the title screen, press the <SHIFT> key to start the game. Press the <ESC> key, anytime, to end the game.
The upper left corner of the screen shows your status. The row of black circles indicates your life and strength. Getting hit by enemies or fireballs reduces your strength. If you lose it all, you will die. Just below your life indicator, is the indicator for the number of arrows you have. You will start the game with just one unit of strength and no arrows. You gain both strength and arrows ONLY by the PASSING OF TIME. Your magic bow produces arrows of light.
Move by using the arrow keys. Move past the edge of the screen to reach more of the forest or castle. Use the <SHIFT> key to fire your arrows.
In order to fire your arrows:
1. you must have at least one
2. you NOT be moving
3. you must face either right or left
If you have at least one arrow and you are NOT moving but you are unable to fire any arrows…..move just a bit to the right or left, without moving up nor down. This should cause your facing direction to be either straight to the right, or straight to the left.
Just below both your strength and arrows indicators is a row of 3 slots. This shows how many scepters you have collected. As you collect them, the slots get filled.
Your quest begins in a forest. There are monsters that power the barrier which keeps you our of the castle. Touching any barrier will kill you. To destroy this barrier, you need to kill all of the monsters that are powering it. Next to your indicators is a circle with a pointer in it. This pointer will point at one of the monsters. Just follow the pointer to the monsters. When you have killed all of the monsters, the pointer will disappear. This means that the barrier is gone and you can enter the castle. The entrance is on the western side of the forest. From there, just go north until you are in the castle.
Once inside, there will be 8 scepters that you can collect. These scepters will make it possible to destroy 3 more barriers that block you way into the heart of the castle. However, all but 3 of the scepters will kill you if you touch them. You must collect only those 3 scepters that are safe to touch. There is a room that is very close to you when you FIRST ENTER the castle. This special room will show you a simple map of the castle and clues as to which of the 3 scepters are the safe ones to collect.
Once you are in the very heart of the castle, the wizard will be guarded by 3 final barriers. You must find their generators and destroy them. After that, just find him and put an arrow is his vile, black heart!
Oh, and one more thing….., don’t get killed!