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Blackthorne  1994

Knowing that his kingdom was about to be destroyed by the evil Sarlac, King Vlaros sent his son Kyle to Earth as a child. Now an adult, Kyle must fulfill his destiny as the chosen one. Blackthorne is a "cinematic platformer" with fluid animation. What does that mean? It's like a science fiction version of Prince of Persia. The hero, Kyle, has an unusually large repertoire of movements. He can turn around, walk, run, leap across gaps, grab onto ledges, jump to a platform above, drop to a platform below, duck, somersault, and evade enemy fire by pressing against a wall. Kyle can't do some of those things when his gun is drawn, so he must also holster and unholster his gun. For a platformer, there's less fighting and more strategy than usual. Kyle can talk to slaves to get information or receive items, and problem solving and exploration are as common as fighting enemies. There are a great many items that aid Kyle in his journey, some of which are quite ingenious. There are 17 levels in this game, with only the first three playable in the shareware version.

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Blackthorne

Downloads

Blackthorne v1.01 Shareware Demo (1,158,753 bytes) 2 December 1994 DOS
Blackthorne v1.0 Shareware Demo (1,131,411 bytes) 25 August 1994 DOS

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Availability

Interplay Productions no longer sells this game.

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