The Immortal is an arcade/RPG game...
In The Immortal, you're a young wizard on a quest to find your mentor, who has disappeared suddenly. The best, and incidentally most lethal, place to look for him is the labyrinth, where many men have entered but few have emerged. You'll face eight levels of deadly action, filled with 50 chambers of horror, danger, and deception in the form of traps, undead monsters, and other vile creatures.
Engage in real-time combat as you fight to save your life, so that you may save your teacher, mentor, and most of all, friend. You're sure to die at least a few times (the designers created more than 30 death animations), so learn from the past and try not to make the same mistake twice. In the world of The Immortal, nobody is safe.
The Immortal is the prototype of a trial-and-error game. Progress is made by encountering a hazard, dying, solving the problem, encountering the next hazard. To solve a level, you have to know its traps and their patterns by heart. As frustrating as this may sound (it is), The Immortal quite cleverly balances annoyance with curiosity and graphical rewards. In short: You want to see what challenge lies in the next room.
The puzzles range from simple avoidance of traps to the correct use of items; you collect objects in an inventory. Every now and then, The Immortal surprises with a special challenge. For example, you've got to ride a magic carpet through a hallway full of fire traps, or ride a barrel on an underground river. The dungeon isn't empty: some friedlies may have valuable information or trade items, the nasty sort of guys will attack.
Combat is fought man-to-man on a special screen. Your adversary indicates his next attack a few seconds before he executes it, so you've got time to react appropriately. You can dodge to the left or the right, as well as attack from these two directions. There is no save option in the game, of course, but you may restart each level as often as you like. Levels can be skipped by entering passwords. Have fun playing!
- You must find your mentor.
- Eight dangerous levels.
- Intense action-RPG.
- 30 death animations.
- 50 chambers of evil.