29-04-2016, 03:01 AM
Join Date: Dec 2012
[Smiling Spectre] Arena
- I believe this game had the word 'Arena' in the title.
- It's a DOS game.
- Fantasy setting.
- Unlike Gladiator, this game is turn-based.
- Year unknown, possibly early 90s.
- Each player controls a mage, who can cast an array of spells and summon creatures.
- The title screen had an animated logo, and the main menu's background was just a jumbled mess of characters on a flat plain underneath a starry sky.
- Your cursor was a wire-drawn star (like a pentagram) that changed colors and left a short trail with every move you make.
- With the death of each mage, you get a message of the player's passing, followed by a written '*sniffle*'.
- I don't know if what I played was a demo or a full version, but at the end of each match, there was an image of a skull with red glow in its eye sockets. I don't know if it was to tease about the full version or just to tell the player that they lost.
- The graphics weren't really that pretty at the time. I think it was limited to a certain amount of colors, too. The game did play at a pretty decent screen resolution, though: 640 or higher.
- One of the mage's powers is "...to call something", which summons an indescribable creature at their command.
- They can also shoot fireballs and arrows.
- It was hosted on America Online's games service. So yes, in my eyes, it was an indie game.
- I think the mages can die in-game of old age, too.
Last edited by Oddbrother; 29-04-2016 at 11:04 AM.
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