If you were a computer gamer back in the 80s, you probably played some of Lucasfilm’s classics like Ball Blazer, Rescue on Fractalus!, and Koronis Rift. These games were super-slick and polished, often looking years ahead of the competition. This review, however, is on one of their lesser known games from 1985: The Eidolon. At first glance, this looks like a first-person shooter, even though the manual reveals that you’re actually in a spherical vehicle called “The Eidolon,” and the place you’re exploring is the mind itself! Critics raved about the “stunningly realistic” graphics, including animated monsters that look like actual cartoons rather than blocky blobs of pixels. Even after all this time, it’s still a wonderful achievement, even if it didn’t exactly take off. In any case, you might as well give up playing this one without some instructions, so I’ve taken the time here to explain the basic concepts and, as always, actually have some FUN playing it. Check it out and let me know what you think of the game!
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