The Sacred Armour of Antiriad, Commodore 64

Released by Palace Software in 1986, The Sacred Armour of Antiriad (known as “Rad Warrior” in North America), is an action platform game featuring a half naked hero, called Tal, who must find a set of armour (called “Antiriad”), wear it, and go off on an adventure looking for trouble.

The world Tal explores is full of hostile creatures, so to defend himself he can either throw rocks at them (when naked), or shoot them, when in the armour. Although the pulsar beam module must be located first before the suit can shoot.

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad is one of the first ever “Metroidvania” type games released. It was developed and released at the same time as Nintendo‘s Metroid, although the developers of both games had no knowledge of each other’s existence – the similarities between the games are a coincidence.

More: The Sacred Armour of Antiriad on Wikipedia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.