Friday, November 8, 2013

My best computer games (3) Master of Magic

My best computer games (1) OBLIVION
My best computer games (2) Baldur's Gate

Master of Magic was a turn based strategy game created by Simtex. Its system is similar to Civilization, a quite famous series of simulation games. Master of Magic was originally made with MS-DOS, and transplanted into Windows, and PlayStation as "Civizard".

The goal of this game is to conquer the world composed of the two regions, Arcanus and Myrror. The world map is randomly generated as you begin to play.

You can create a wizard who has some magical talents. You choose a total of 5 schools of magic; life, death, nature, chaos, and sorcery. Each school includes 40 unique spells. The more you pick the books of magic, the more powerful spells you can invent in the game. You also choose some special abilities instead of the magical books. These are a lot of variation by making the wizard. It helps the game worthy to play repeatedly.

To accomplish the goal, you have a couple of choices. Defeat all enemy wizards with troops, or complete the Spell of Mastery. You must create a huge army to win the game. The spell of Mastery is extremely difficult to develop. The choice is yours.

This game is so addictive that I played it more than ten times.
Recently I got it with And now I am playing again.
My highest score is about 7200.

Civizard is also now available with PS3. The software is sold at recycle shops. The graphic is more beautiful than the original version. However, Civizard is more difficult to complete because enemy wizards are stronger. In addition, this works slow. So I recommend the GOG version.


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