Two brothers are fighting it out using their trusty cauldrons to mix up spells to use on their foe, including turning villagers into zombies, and sprite firing balls.
First the ingredients must be collected and taken to the cauldron, for some of the simpler spells, plants can be found growing in the village, others are in the garden of your brothers friend, who will chase you and drain your energy if caught.
Once some ingredients have been mixed it is time to go on the offensive, and seek out the other wizard and unleash the spells, if he has also got some potions ready, he will use them, so it may be necessary to retreat and mix a healing spell.
There are two statues at the bottom of the screen, one for you, and one for the brother, as damage is taken, the statue disappears into the ground, when it is gone, it is replaced by a tomb stone, and it is game over for one.
This was the first release on the Bulldog label, Mastertronic’s new home for games that would be seen as the Best of British, these would be sent stateside, in return there would be the Entertainment USA label for American games coming to the UK.
In reality, once the player knows the village layout and where all the ingredients are to be found, the game can be completed within 15 minutes, as it only takes one or two of the more dangerous spells to dispose of the other wizard.
The MSX version is based on the Spectrum code, and the game is much the same, there is a constant tune playing in the background of this version.
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