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Realms of Chaos  1995

A challenging platformer where you can switch between a hero and heroine during battle. The hero is strong but has only a sword for a weapon, while the heroine can jump higher and throw fireballs, but casting magic costs gems. Characters often need to be switched between to complete levels, and since the characters have separate health meters, characters can also be switched to save a character is weak until health potions can be found. The first level is extremely difficult because anything that touches you will knock off you of the platform onto the spikes below for an instant death. Once you get through the first level, the game becomes easy by comparison and the game becomes fun. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.

Added by DOSGuy


Complete version history:

Realms of Chaos v1.0 Shareware Episode (2,755,661 bytes) 1995-11-11 DOS Play online


Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download.

It can be downloaded in a Windows-compatible format from GOG for $5.99.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

You can warp to any level by using a command line parameter when you start up the game. The parameter is "QUEST:ExLyDz", where x is a number from 1-3 and signifies the episode number, y is from 1-9 and signifies the level number, and z is from 1-5 and signifies the difficulty level. If the "Ex" is missing, the episode number defaults to 1; if the "Ly" is missing, the level number defaults to 1; and if the "Dz" is missing, the difficulty level defaults to 3.

Debug Mode

Warning: use of any of the following codes may cause the system to crash -- use at your own risk! These cheat codes quite often do - this is not an empty warning.

To enter "examine level" mode, hold [capslock] [d] [x] down simultaneously.

For each code given below, press [backspace], then type the word in, letter by letter.

FIRE - power up weapons for both characters
RAIN - recharge health points
MAGMA - power up stamina for both characters
ASTRAL - Round mana gems up to 250
PRIME - has effects of FIRE, RAIN, MAGMA, and ASTRAL
ETHER - level warp
WIND - partial invincibility (invulnerable to everything except spikes, crushing weight, and drowning)

Tech Support Command Line Parameters

NOEMS - turn off use of EMS
NOXMS - turn off use of XMS
FORCEMEM - disregard memory check at startup (can cause poor performance symptoms!)